Over Thinned Peach Tree
I got a little carried away while thinning my peach tree and took off almost all of the baby fruit. I guess I thought if I removed more now it would cause new buds to flourish. Is there any chance more peaches will grow in this season or is the harvest ruined completely?
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Maybe things aren't so dire - is there one fruit every 6-8 inches? If so, you thinned it correctly and will be just fine. A peach tree goes through distinct sequential stages every season (http://www.pearsonfarm.com/blog/the-yearly-growth-stages-of-a-peach-tree/). I think by this point that the bulk of the fruit the tree was to produce would have formed.
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