Pruning New Peach Tree

tweety101June 21, 2014

Hello,

I just bought and planted a new peach tree. My question is should I prune it? In the books I've read they say to cut the central leader to 30" and to leave 3-4 good branches. However, I'm wondering if this isn't the right time of year to prune peach trees. Also, should the peach tree not have any leaves when I prune it? Because all the pictures I have seen of peach trees being pruned are pictures of tress without any leaves, but mine is full of leaves. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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tweety101

I don't know if this matters but maybe I should also mention that it is a dwarf

    Bookmark   June 21, 2014 at 1:11PM
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Chris-7b-GA(7b)

Olpea, a veteran peach grower started a great thread on this topic you may find helpful. I am in the process now of picking out the 3 or 4 scaffold limbs on my new peach trees and removing the rest. Others wait until the tree is older to do this scaffold selection pruning but it has worked for me to do it in the 1st year of growth.

Here is a link that might be useful: peach pruning tread

    Bookmark   June 21, 2014 at 1:22PM
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tweety101

Thanks for directing me to the link. I will definitely check it out.

    Bookmark   June 22, 2014 at 8:01PM
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alan haigh

Whether you have issues with deer, and or coons and or squirrels may also influence the most practical shape a great deal.

    Bookmark   June 22, 2014 at 8:25PM
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