The fourth and final tree to ID

sarah_and_benMay 11, 2014

Thanks for all the help! This is the last tree that the former owners planted for us. There are three of these little trees in a cluster.

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gardener365(5b Illinois USA)

peach. notice too the previous owner is pruning it to branch low (leader cut off) and the tree is in the process of being "stone fruit" pruned.

If it turns out to be an apricot, excuse me! ;-)

Dax

    Bookmark   May 11, 2014 at 12:19PM
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mattman587

Dax - What does "Stone Fruit Pruned" mean? Excuse my ignorance, just curious though. Thanks - Matt

    Bookmark   May 11, 2014 at 12:30PM
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gardener365(5b Illinois USA)

You're keeping it at a dwarf height. Usually (3) branches are selected 9" apart in height that begin ~30" up from the ground and each of the three branches are growing in opposing directions from the others. If you google: pruning stone fruit trees or pruning peaches i.e. and view images you'll learn, Matt.

Stone fruits are peaches, apricots, plums, nectarines and other fruits with a large "stone" seed in their center. Cherries can be pruned like this or they may be pruned like apples/pears are... Google apple or pear pruning as well. Two different approaches to fruit tree pruning and production.

Dax

    Bookmark   May 11, 2014 at 12:39PM
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