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September Fruit Calendar

List of jobs to do in the Fruit Garden in September

 

Early Autumn Peaches

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

 

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 such as pruning, sowing and ground preparation.

   

 

Go to:-  Main Calendars Page  |  September Vegetable Calendar

 

General

Start cleaning up all beds and borders, removing surface debris and
plants which have already been harvested

Water plants which are still producing crops during dry spells

Start a compost heap

 

Harvesting & Storing Fruit in September

Start to harvest mid season apples and pears and store unblemished fruit in a cool, dark,  well ventilated place

Start harvesting Kiwifruit

Continue to harvest ripened plums

Continue harvesting damsons, peaches, nectarines and figs

Pick nuts once the husks begin to yellow

Continue to pick ripened berries regularly

 

Care, Pruning, Propagation & planting  fruit in September

Finish summer pruning of early apple and pear trees

Lift and divide old rhubarb crowns

Prune summer fruiting gooseberries and currants (red, black and white) and take hardwood cuttings

Prune plums and damsons immediately after harvesting has finished

As soon as wall-trained peach and nectarine trees have finished fruiting, prune out all dead wood and shoots which bore fruit this year and tie in replacement shoots

Complete pruning and tying in of wall trained cherries and plums

Dig up rooted strawberry runners transplant to pots or replant in beds.

Now is a good time to create new strawberry beds

 

Protecting Fruit in September

Protect autumn fruiting raspberries and blackberries with netting

Spray peaches and nectarines against peach leaf curl just as the leaves begin to fall

Regularly collect and burn fallen leaves which are showing signs of disease such as peach leaf curl or scab

Planning and Buying Fruit Trees in September

Order or buy fruit trees and bushes

Plan new fruit beds and plots for next year

 


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