Pruning nectarine tree
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
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