Nectarine Trees

How Do I Force My Nectarine Tree to Produce New Branches?

Maggiekat added on August 13, 2014 | Answered

I have a nectarine tree that is 3 years old. I live in Southern CA on the coast. This last winter we had a few days of real cold weather. My tree has only 1 living branch.

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Answered on August 14, 2014

I don't think it would get cold enough in southern CA to harm a nectarine, so I suspect something else is going on. You need to think about the general care of the tree, especially soil, water, minerals, and light. This article should get you started:
You also need to watch for the common diseases and pests (nectarines are a type of peach, so this article on peach disease will tell you what to look for):
Finally, here's some advice on pruning - look through to the bottom of the article:

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