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Should pruning of dwarf nectarines be any different to that of full-size trees.

I am just about to plant my bare-rooted tree and would like to know if I should remove a couple of inward-facing shoots? Also in coming years should the pruning be done any differently to a full-size tree?

Submitted: 01:51PM, 22 Jun 2012
Answer: Hi Audrey,
The dwarf nectarines will not need to be pruned as vigorously as a normal nectarine. If you wish to remove some inward facing shoots to open up the tree into a vase shape then this will be fine. I have attached the link to the Fleming’s website with an article on pruning nectarines which you may find interesting.

http://www.flemings.com.au/documents/pruning_multi_page.pdf

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