PRUNING FRUIT TREES - Knowledgebase Question

Sacramento, CA
Question by ginaomelende
August 30, 2007
When is the best time to prune apricot, peach and nectarine trees. One of my neighbors has trimmed a portion of my apricot tree in mid August yet the leaves have not fallen is this safe to do now, and will it give fruit next summer?

Answer from NGA
August 30, 2007


Stone fruit trees should be pruned in late winter or early spring; pruning in the summer should be avoided, if possible. Rather than go into detailed instructions on how to prune, here's a website that explains the process and has sketches to guide you: http://www.coopext.colostate.e...

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Best wishes with your fruit trees!

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