Pruning nectarine tree

Asked November 11, 2017, 12:15 PM EST

I planted a dwarf nectarine tree last year and it hasn’t been pruned yet. From reading the previous notes I understand that the tree shouldn’t be pruinrd in winter, what’s the besttime of the year for pruning it ? Thank you

District of Columbia County District of Columbia pruning fruit nectarine plant care

1 Response

In general nectarines do not grow that well in MD. They are very frost sensitive and also susceptible to insect and disease problems which usually require a spray schedule for control.
Take a look at our website for pruning stone fruits. Prune in the spring from bud swell through petal fall. http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/stone-fruit-peaches-cherries-plums-apricots-nectarines

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