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Title: How to prune peach tree?
Post by: Janpol on March 22, 2020, 10:31:17 AM
Hi,
I have grown peach tree since 2015. Now It measuring three meters height. In my opinion it is too high and dense. How prune it for abundant fruiting? Please mark places of cut in photographs.

From the front :
(https://i.postimg.cc/zygNVQmL/DSC-2321.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/zygNVQmL)


From the second side :

(https://i.postimg.cc/PN6nKw1Q/DSC-2320.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/PN6nKw1Q)

(https://i.postimg.cc/18DR3rjr/DSC-2326.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/18DR3rjr)
From the first side :
(https://i.postimg.cc/rD4b6hPM/DSC-2327.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/rD4b6hPM)
Title: Re: How to prune peach tree?
Post by: shiro on March 22, 2020, 03:58:20 PM
Here is a link on the method to be used on the peach tree.

https://plandejardin-jardinbiologique.com/taille-trigemme.html

( Use a translator because it's in French )

Title: Re: How to prune peach tree?
Post by: Janpol on March 23, 2020, 09:07:06 AM
I thought rather of rejuvenating cuts.
Title: Re: How to prune peach tree?
Post by: Janpol on March 24, 2020, 11:26:38 AM
Not too strongly ?

(https://i.postimg.cc/gxWhscKb/DSC-2155.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/gxWhscKb)


(https://i.postimg.cc/R675cRCB/DSC-2156.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/R675cRCB)
Title: Re: How to prune peach tree?
Post by: shiro on March 24, 2020, 05:08:21 PM
Cut all the branches leaving 3 buds.
Your tree is not that big and if you do a rejuvenating pruning it may not give much fruit this year.

Don't forget that the peach tree produces on the branches from the year before.
Title: Re: How to prune peach tree?
Post by: Janpol on March 25, 2020, 05:54:52 PM
Thanks
 I wanted to lower it crown, because I don't imagine to use ladder to harvest.
Title: Re: How to prune peach tree?
Post by: brian on March 27, 2020, 11:25:26 PM
On my stone fruit trees I remove all the inward facing branches so the center is open, leaving a few short stubs with flower buds to preseve a few fruit inside.  And I cut off anything above 7-8ft because anything taller is hard to spray and requires a ladder to pick.

If the limbs are still flexible you can force them outward with spreaders
Title: Re: How to prune peach tree?
Post by: brian on April 02, 2020, 09:15:17 PM
Here's one of my peach trees, I think I planted it two summers ago.

(https://i.imgur.com/VufS2Zw.jpg)