21 thoughts on “Summer Pruning Fruit Trees 2015

    Scott Vines

    (September 14, 2019 - 10:55 pm)

    I appreciate your "it ain't rocket science" approach.

    Arthur Dewith

    (September 14, 2019 - 10:55 pm)

    Tip back new growth within 3 weeks after bloom to get new fruit buds forming that year

    Vivi’s little hobbies

    (September 14, 2019 - 10:55 pm)

    A long time ago I bought a peach tree. We’ve never taken care of it. So it always tried having fruit but it never could hold the fruit long enough. But for the past 2 years I’ve been fertilizing and spraying my tree. It now holds almost all of its fruit. But they never grow any bigger than an apricot. The tree has an open vase. I’ve never pruned it. It has 5 mayor branches. They are like 5 inches thick. No small branches near the center. All the fruiting branches are far. But it’s gotten big. It’s like 12 feet tall and 13 feet across. I don’t know where to cut. I don’t know how I’m gunna have it at arms length. It’s turned itself into a massive tree. When people look at it they think it’s an actual tree. They would have never guessed it was a peach. I don’t know where to start pruning

    PPDDNEWS

    (September 14, 2019 - 10:55 pm)

    nice round shape formation but too dense in the center

    C Collings

    (September 14, 2019 - 10:55 pm)

    Great video mate

    Forest To Farm

    (September 14, 2019 - 10:55 pm)

    Good stuff! Thank you!! When we get our farm set up we will be using some of your advice.
    Terry

    L O F E N O I A L O F

    (September 14, 2019 - 10:55 pm)

    Would you recommend pruning dwarf peach, nectarine, dwarf cherry, and dwarf apricot trees now? If so, which growths would you recommend pruning? Vertical new growth? One year growths at the third leaf? Thanks so much!

    Toufic Nohra

    (September 14, 2019 - 10:55 pm)

    hi, is it ok if i prune now in july my peach tree while tge fruit is still green and about to get ready?

    Mike V

    (September 14, 2019 - 10:55 pm)

    Glad I found this channel… fantastic presentation, very knowledgeable and well polished video.

    Morten Skogly

    (September 14, 2019 - 10:55 pm)

    What kind is it? And did it already fruit? If it didn't fruit yet, won't pruning it stinulate vegetative growth

    Life in Walla Walla

    (September 14, 2019 - 10:55 pm)

    Love your commentary, so informative. You are a master.

    Life in Walla Walla

    (September 14, 2019 - 10:55 pm)

    Great pruning tips. Thank you Tom.

    Deborah Woods

    (September 14, 2019 - 10:55 pm)

    +Dave Wilson Nursery Hi, I have a very small space and have chosen a few unusual trees to plant on my tiny patch. I wondered if you know if you prune them the same way you prune your stone fruit trees. One is a Loquat and I also have a mandarin and a lemon sharing a very large pot, the last is a strawberry guava. Oops… I forgot the Avocado! I love your videos!

    Bettyan Deugau

    (September 14, 2019 - 10:55 pm)

    I have 3 old trees around 30 to40 yrs. They are too tall . How can I remove about 1/4 of height without killing it.. they are healthy and width is pruned but they are too tall HELP

    n8tiveskillz

    (September 14, 2019 - 10:55 pm)

    Thank you! I was afraid of cutting my fruit trees to size that I can reach. Keep up the good work and thanks again for your help and information.

    Jan Doolin

    (September 14, 2019 - 10:55 pm)

    could you explain how you know which ones are fruiting wood? I just purchased a plum it is one tall 7 feet tall and it V's into 2 sticks. should I cut it down to knee high even if it cuts the v out?

    dana herman

    (September 14, 2019 - 10:55 pm)

    Hi Tom, Love your videos and have watched many several times. Being on the East Coast, South Jersey to be exact most say prune in January, others October/November when leaves fall. I have 2 year old trees some planted a year ago that weren't given the original chop. Question, is it possible to do it now at the end of November so that the cut heals before winter sets in? Most trees are about the width of my thumb and about 6-7'. Plum, peach, nectarine and pear so far. Planning for DWN cherries (4 in one hole style, pluot and a few others. But first need to get my pruning routine started. Thank you!

    Bob Chambers

    (September 14, 2019 - 10:55 pm)

    Hi Dave,
    Could you please give me some idea on fertilizer ( general ) for next season. Love the video's keep them coming .
    Bob.

    sharon laduke

    (September 14, 2019 - 10:55 pm)

    Love these videos. I live in NC zone 7. I'm not a total novice but also not an expert, and am new to this location, so there is much I don't know. My immediate problem: a peach tree on the property I recently purchased is about 12' tall, doesn't have any fruit on it, and is covered with lichen. The bark doesn't look healthy. This tree is situated in an area that likely floods in the spring. Also, the base of the tree was encircled in above-grade soil, bricks, etc., which may have increased its exposure to water. Judging by the size of the trunk, this may be an elderly tree. I have gone ahead and removed the materials at the base of the trunk, and pruned to open up the canopy and reduce the tree's burden of greenery. My thoughts are to fertilize, then see how it looks next spring. If it doesn't seem to perk up and set fruit, call it a loss and replace it.  Any advice?

    roberteamoore

    (September 14, 2019 - 10:55 pm)

    You guys are experts and assume everyone can prune and grow trees like you do. It's NOT that easy. I've had 8 DWN trees, and one bush and none have produced in since transplanting 2 years ago, all from Armstrong. How many years should I expect before they produce fruit? Arctic Star, May Pride, Fuji, Eversweet, Wonderful (died), Hachiya, Granny Smith (died), Red Baron and Goji. Armstrong replaced your Wonderful Pom with a Monrovia Pom which is producing. I went all in on your backyard orchard scheme, how many years should I expect to see no results with the DWN trees?

    Eric Figueroa

    (September 14, 2019 - 10:55 pm)

    Hi Tom, I have a Santa Rosa plum, Flavor Grenade and Emerald Drop pluot trees that are each about 2-3 years old, and they are not growing new wood all that much or at all.  Also, the three trees have not grown taller in height from when I originally planted them.  They have produced flowers the past couple of years but no fruit (this could be a pollination issue since the Santa Rosa flowers came in well before the flowers of the two pluot trees).  What can I do to help them grow?  I bought all three trees at an authorized retail nursery. Thanks!  Love the videos!  I bought Dave Wilson pluot trees because of your videos!

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