This post pertains to what we call “Stone fruits” like Peaches, Plums, Prunes, Nectarines, Cherries, Apricots, etc.
TIME TO PRUNE
If you haven’t already it is time to prune your fruit trees. Once the leaves have fallen off it allows us to see the framework of the tree better so we can make the best pruning selections possible. This is a practice used in conjunction with Backyard Orchard Culture which is a method of summer pruning to keep your trees small. For more information on Backyard Orchard Culture click see Dave Wilson Nursery’s website. If you only prune one time of year then this is the time to do it. Kyle recommends pruning as early in the winter (now!) as possible for the most flower buds next year.
If you missed our seminar about Fruit trees you can check out a few of our YouTube videos for some pruning tips. If you still have questions you may ask them here to drop by the nursery and our staff can assist you! Don’t forget to use clean, sharp pruners and don’t prune on a wet day. If you would like to read further about pruning fruit trees, drop by and ask for our favorite book!
TIME TO SPRAY