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Pruning in peach

NIDHIKA THAKUR, SANDEEP KUMAR SINGH* AND YAMINI SHARMA

Journal Title:International Journal of Agricultural Sciences
Abstract


The temperate fruit trees need annual pruning when dormant i.e. before the bud break. The main objective in developing and perfecting a pruning method is to remove the non productive parts so as to divert the energy into those parts that are capable of bearing fruits. Performance of peach trees depends heavily on the proper pruning annually. The peach fruits are born on one year old wood which becomes barren afterwards and no flower bud differentiation or subsequent fruit formation takes place in this part of the branch. If the trees are not pruned annually, the volume of fruiting wood reduces each year and the fruiting shoot move higher and higher getting out of reach. The unpruned trees are oftenly subjected to over crowding between the trees in close planting, exhibiting reduction in productivity and fruit quality. Hence, proper pruning is quite instrumental in regulating the tree vigour, fruit quality and productivity potential in peach plants

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