What's your question? Ask

Hyacinth Plant

Q.pruning peach trees in August

Anonymous added on August 12, 2015 | Answered

Can I prune my peach trees in August, and if so, how do I do it to get more fruit?

A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Answered on August 13, 2015

August is generally not a good time for pruning, which should really be done once the tree goes dormant or in early spring. The best time of year to prune is in February, once the danger of frost has passed but before any fruit has begun budding/blooming. That said, it will not hurt to prune out what is dead and any weak branches, especially if they are crossing other branches.

Once the clean up pruning is done, if you have any fruit left on the tree this year, you need to thin it out. This article will help with that: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/peach/peach-tree-thinning.htm

Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.

Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Hyacinth Plant
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert