Because pruning is used to manage crop load, more shoots.
Jan 24, Pruning is a very important step in maintaining peach trees. Dr. Mike Parker, Tree Fruit Extension Specialist with the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Author: NC State Extension.
Apr 25, Peach tree pruning is used to remove any diseased or broken branches, water sprouts, and suckers, as well as to open up the canopy of the tree to allow for better light and air penetration. Lastly, pruning is used to thin the crop prior to blooming, which reduces the amount of fruit that has to be hand thinned. When to Prune Back Peach Trees. The best time to prune a peach tree is in the early spring before the sap begins running. Pruning Estimated Reading Time: 3 mins.