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March Fruit Calendar

List of jobs to do in the Fruit Garden in March


March in the Fruit Garden

Below is a list of essential jobs to do in the fruit garden in March.


Because the defaults for this website are set for the UK, as well as monthly 'jobs to do calendars', we have also included seasonal calendars, so all visitors can choose the appropriate season for their location.


You may also wish to check our resources page where you can find more detailed articles explaining how to do specific jobs.



Go to:-  Main Calendars Page  |  March Vegetable Calendar



Pruning & training  fruit in March

Finish planting trees and bushes by the 2nd week in March

Prune out old wood on established acid cherries (such as morello) if not already done

Prune blueberries

Plant out strawberry runners

Untie and re-train blackberry and hybrid berry canes before the buds burst 



Continue harvesting Rhubarb picking 1 or 2 sticks from each plant at any one time


Care and Protecting Fruit in March

Protect blossoms on trees a double layer of netting or fleece if frost is expected

Cover strawberries with cloches or poly tunnels for an earlier crop

Hand pollinate early flowering trees particularly if insects seem scarce

Apply fertiliser to trees and bushes if not already done in February (see individual growing pages)

Apply a mulch to young fruit trees, bushes and canes

Spray apples and pears against scab

Spray blackcurrants against leaf spot, mould and mildew

Spray gooseberries against mildew 


See individual growing pages

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