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The Fruit Garden in November


This is a time for protecting tender fruit shrubs /trees by either fetching them undercover, or wrapping them in some protective material, e.g agri-fleece or straw.

Note: As with most advice on gardening the advisors location will often influence the content of the advice.

To alleviate this problem I have produced this chart indicating how you can make adjustments to the timing of events as seen in this website.

I hope you find this useful! .......Tg

Week 45 - 3rd Nov. to 9th Nov.

Place Potted Figs under cover for the winter months, and protect plants growing in the border.

Plant out Pear trees.

Lift and transplant vigorous, healthy young Raspberry sucker shoots.

If not already done, fetch potted Peach / Nectarines into the greenhouse, or some such protective spot.

Week 46 - 10th Nov. to 16th Nov.

This is an opportune time to consider constructing a fruit cage to protect your fruit bushes from birds in spring.

Week 47 - 17th Nov. to 23rd Nov.

Continue harvesting late Apples.

Place these in store and check over any other fruit you have in store for rot / damage.

Remove any affected fruit before it contaminates the rest.

Prune indoor Grape vines.

Week 48 - 24th Nov. to 30th Nov.

When all the leaves have dropped, check over Apple trees for mummified fruit and remove them.