Annual pruning of peach trees are done in early spring before the flow of sap begins. This simple event can help with fertilization and irrigation and even pest management. Not pruning the trees yearly can lead to disease , short life and small fruit.
The pruning of 40 % of the trees helps develop support for large yields. You want to remove old and non-fruit shoots in the pruning process. If the tree is young under 2 years old you would still need to prune so you develop blooms for the next year.
- In order for a peach tree to be able to grow and thrive properly, it must be pruned annually alongside other basic care such as regular watering
- Annual pruning promotes more controlled growth, helps to prevent disease and rot in the peach tree, and allows more light and fresh air to reach the plant
- When pruning, it is important to proceed carefully and thoughtfully in order to ensure you remove only the parts you intend and not parts you want to keep
“The best time to prune a peach tree is in the early spring before the sap begins running.”