How to Prune Peach Trees
Learn how to prune peach trees by following these simple tips.
- Don’t prune before February, and do your best not to prune within several days of cold weather.
- Before pruning, prepare the tree by cutting off any dead or damaged limbs, and remove any suckers growing off the roots.
- When you’re ready, prune the shoots – the new, red branches – and remove any branches growing toward the center of the tree, as well as any small or thin shoots and downward hanging or horizontally growing branches.
- After the tree has bloomed, prune some of the buds; ensure that the peaches grow about six inches apart by pinching off buds by hand.