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General Pruning Advice

Posted by thapranksta Mid TN 6B (My Page) on
Wed, Feb 20, 13 at 21:43

My question is pretty straightforward. I have two Japanese plums (one might be dead), an Asian pear, and a peach tree. Spring is right around the corner. Is there any general pruning anyone suggests I do?

I did summer pruning on all the trees when they were planted last year (my first year with growing fruit trees) as I want to keep them at a manageable height. I cut back branches growing toward the interior of the trees, branches growing skyward and I tried to maintain groups of laterals well spaced. It's probably still looks like pretty amateur work but I tried. lol. I'll post pics when possible.

Thanks guys.

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RE: General Pruning Advice

Seems like you have the right idea. Dave Wilson Nursery has some great pruning videos on youtube.

RE: General Pruning Advice

  • Posted by olpea zone 6 KS (My Page) on
    Thu, Feb 21, 13 at 15:12


I've done most of my major pruning. Right now my son and I are removing small weak shoots on peaches. All the over-vigorous shoots have already been removed and we are pretty much removing anything less than 8" (unless it's on the very outside portion of the canopy).

RE: General Pruning Advice

Thanks guys. I will check out the Dave Wilson vids and keep those things in mind with the peach tree when I get a moment to go outside this weekend.

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