When/How to prune a desert nectarine tree?
I planted a frail 5 gallon tree 2 years ago and it was pretty dormant for the first year, but starting this past Spring, grew like crazy. ItÂs probably 8 ft. tall and 5-6 ft. wide. We got some nice fruit from it this year as well.
Someone mentioned to me that it needs really aggressive pruning. I seem to recall them saying fruit wonÂt grow on the same branches twice (or something similar). Or did I hear that wrong?
That said, the size is fine, the shape is fine and thereÂs no funny growth. Do I need to prune it? If so, how?
P.S. How much water does it need in the winter? I think I watered it every couple of weeks last year, but now itÂs bigger.