Summer pruning peach and plum trees?
I have some assorted peach, plum and apricot trees which I have pruned pretty hard in Feb for the last 3 years to build scaffold. I would like to keep the trees to a reachable height. I am wondering if it is OK to cut back the tall vigorous growth this late in the summer. These new shoots are about 8' long now and in north Florida we still have 3 months of growing season. If I cut back now Aug 11, new shoots will emerge and surely be pencil size in December when they start to go dormant, but will the fruit buds on those shoots have had enough time to mature to be viable fruit buds in the spring?