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How do you increase the yield of a peach?
Increase fruit size through: 1) Reducing crop load through rigorous pruning measures in late January and February. 2) Reducing crop load through earlier thinning of blossoms and or small fruit. 3) Non-injurious girdling of peach trees to increase size.
How do you make a tree produce more fruit?
How many peaches should you leave on a branch?
A general rule of thumb is to leave an average of 6 to 8 inches between fruit (the larger spacing for earlier or hard-to-size varieties). Two or three peaches can be left clustered if there is enough additional limb space to support their growth. Keep the largest fruit on a limb, even if they are clustered.
What’s the best way to prune a peach tree?
How many times a year do peach trees bear fruit?
According to the Texas A&M University Extension, peach trees produce fruit on 2nd year wood. This means that a peach tree needs to produce some new growth each year (since that same growth will produce fruit the following year).
How do you fertilize a peach tree?
Use a complete fertilizer, such as 16-4-8, 12-6-6, 12-4-8, or 10-10-10, during the tree's first three years. Fertilize mature trees with the previously listed fertilizers or other N and K fertilizers such as potassium nitrate. Calcium, magnesium, and most plant micronutrients are used in relatively small amounts.