Peach Trees

Peach Trees

peachykeen added on September 8, 2012 | Answered

I opened up my peach trees and little problems with brown spot. Neem only worked so, so. I'll ry making a spray w/cayenne pepper and dawn dish soap. Question: when is the best time to prune peach trees for next year?

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Answered on September 10, 2012

The best time to prune is in late winter so that you can cut away wood injured by low temperatures. You should also cut back the tall-growing limbs and 1/3 of all new growth. Cut out all dead, broken, diseased branches. Remove old wood as well as crossing or rubbing branches. Aim for a funnel-like shape with fruiting branches about 1 foot apart over the top of the tree.

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