Discover our line of girdling tools, designed to maximise flowering and fruit size on fruit trees. These tools are essential for horticultural and arboricultural professionals. Equipped with three rotating discs, our scoring tools offer precise cutting and fast healing, improving the efficiency and quality of your crops.
The girdling technique is used to induce flowering of the next crop, and is carried out in cold weather. In the northern hemisphere approximately between November and December.
This technique consists of interrupting the phloem flow by cutting around the entire perimeter of the branch. This incision must cut through the phloem (the bark), without touching the xylem (the inner part of the branch). In this way, the descent of the processed sap to the roots is temporarily prevented. This technique is effective for flowering, increasing fruit set or increasing the size of the fruit. For other fruit trees, such as apple trees, it encourages branching.
With our M19 models, girdling is performed by three rotating discs, which will provide a more precise cut and faster healing.
1. In contrast to the conventional girdling tools that cut by drag cutting, the rotating discs cut without tearing the skin of the fruit tree, allowing a more precise cut and avoiding tearing off part of the peel.
2. Each disc cut one third of the branch, so the operator only has to make a turn of one third, thus reducing the working time. With traditional girdling tools, the operator has to make a minimum rotation of half of the branch.
3. Plastic-coated handles for improved grip and ergonomics.