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Peach Tree Training

Training Your Peach Tree

In March of the first year, when the new buds start to break, cut the tree back to roughly 60cm (2 ft) above ground. It is essential that at least two left and two right facing buds remain - one from each will form the principal structure of the tree. See the diagram to the right.

In the first summer, select the strongest left and right branches and remove all other shoots from the main stem. Cut back the central trunk back to 10cm (4in) above the highest branch. As the summer progresses, tie the two branches to the wires ensuring they are pointing upwards at a 45 degree angle. See the diagram to the left - note that at this stage of the year, the tree will be covered in foliage

In March of the second year, cut the two side branches back to within 45cm (18in) of the main stem. 


Name: Yea_Boi_1996
E-mail: Private
Date posted: July 21, 2011 - 08:21 pm
Message: last week i told my peach tree to sit but instead it played dead is there anything i can do to make it obey me such as squirting it or hitting it with a rolled up newspaper?

Name: Kathy Hall
Date posted: May 18, 2011 - 05:02 pm
Message: My 4 & 5 yr. old peach trees have very few leaves on them. What would cause this?