How to Prune an Overgrown Peach Tree

by Alex Kountry
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We all know how important it is to keep our peach trees trimmed and free of dead branches, but sometimes they can get a little out of control. If you’re not sure how to prune an overgrown peach tree, never fear! Our helpful guide will show you everything you need to know.

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Peach trees can be pruned in late winter or early spring.

Overgrown peach trees can be rejuvenated with heavy pruning. This should be done every 3 to 4 years, in late winter or early spring before new growth begins. You can prune peach trees by up to 1/3 of their height and width.

Start by removing any dead, diseased, or broken branches. Then, thin out dense areas of growth to improve air circulation and light penetration. Finally, cut back remaining branches by 1/3 of their length.

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Alex Kountry

Alex Kountry is the founder of HayFarmGuy and has been a backyard farmer for over 10 years. Since then he has decided to write helpful articles that will help you become a better backyard farmer and know what to do. He also loves to play tennis and read books


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