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eez0

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Nectarine whip is only pushing growth in one bud
« on: May 05, 2023, 03:26:41 PM »
Last fall I bought a nectarine tree with a nice but very high branching, so I cut it down to knee high and it became a whip.

It has pushed growth for a while already. The problem is that the stubborn want to push growth on the lower buds, no matter how many times I stop it.

It has only pushed growth in one of the high buds, which is already a branch pushing more branches.

How could I encourage the other buds to start growing? Should I prune back this new branch that it's already pushing too far?
« Last Edit: May 05, 2023, 06:26:43 PM by eez0 »

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Re: Nectarine whip is only pushing growth in one bud
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2023, 07:58:24 PM »
I would say give it some time to let the roots get established so that when you cut again it won't have a problem pushing on multiple spots.

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Re: Nectarine whip is only pushing growth in one bud
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2023, 02:18:13 PM »
This is it.



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Re: Nectarine whip is only pushing growth in one bud
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2023, 03:37:43 PM »
That's above the graft union so it will be fine, don't bother it for now. If anything try to straighten it as that branch will become the main trunk.