pruning peaches/fruit bud production
I just hacked one of my peaches (cut out the central leader..it was looking like a Christmas tree). Plum curculio partly to blame (heavy fruit drop). I'm still good to prune trees and still get new wood growth/fruit buds for next year??? I fertilized the tree afterwards and gave it a good soaking.
On another note I think PC was late this year. I had clean plums through my second spray (early May)...sometime after mid month of MAY I think PC was very active here. I would have put another spray down, but I had a lot of flowers starting to open around my trees so I didn't want to kill the bees...I'm removing all flowers near my fruit trees because of this... One of my plum trees has dropped almost all the fruit...*&^^*&(&(*!!!