Peaches and nectarines: interesting note
I have been noticing an interesting phenomenon, mainly with my peach and nectarine trees (by the way, I've also experienced this with my Pomegranate tree but I would only discuss peach and nectarine here).
When fruit is set, I see that some branches bear decidedly smaller fruit whereas some bear decidedly larger fruit. And no, my trees are not multi-grafted. They are all one same variety on each tree, therefore size difference is not due to the variety.
I am curious if this happens because the tree has some naturally strong arms (ie branches) and some naturally weak. I would like to know because I am wondering if I should actually focus on thinning the smaller fruit (versus thinning uniformly over the tree), and whether I should focus on weaker branches during pruning.
Does this make sense or is there a counter intuitive approach that works better?
Thanks in advance!