I’ve gotten books from the library. I’ve clicked and clicked on “How to prune peach tree” sites. I’ve searched, “How to espalier a peach tree,” and I am thoroughly confused.
I now know that peaches fruit on the previous year’s growth. I now know what a scaffold limb is. I now know what a heading cut is. I now know there’s a difference between a leaf bud and a fruit bud. I know what a whip is. I know what a fan is. I know what a fanned whip is. I know that to encourage fruiting branches you need to lower the branch to the horizontal orientation. I know that peach trees should be pruned when they are dormant.
With all this knowledge, I still don’t know how to prune this tree.
I brought it in the house because I wanted to look at it up close and personal and get a feel for the way it was growing. I felt it so much I accidentally broke off one of the branches.
Now I get to search “How to propagate peach trees from broken limbs.”
I need a little HELLLLLLLLLLLLLP!!!!