March 24, 2022

Pruning and Grooming My Peach and Plum Trees

If you grow fruit trees, the best time to prune them is now - in very early spring, or winter, before any new growth begins.

Pruning not only helps to develop proper shape and form, but it also encourages new growth, promotes high fruit yield, and maintains good tree health. At the farm, I have hundreds of fruit trees. In fact, five years ago I planted an entire orchard surrounding my pool - one with a variety of apple trees, plum trees, cherry trees, peach, apricot, pear, medlar, and quince trees. This week, my gardeners and outdoor grounds crew pruned and groomed the peach and plum trees. I can't wait until summer, when they are filled with delicious fruits.

Here are some photos, enjoy.