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when to prune peaches in Denver, CO?

 
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I'm getting conflicting information on this. Some sources say to prune peaches in February (now) while they are completely dormant. Others say to prune later, when the buds turn pink, so that the wounds will callus over better. Any thoughts from folks along the Front Range?
 
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Hi Gilbert, I have always pruned trees late in the winter dormancy. Just when the sap begins flowing upwards, before buds.

There may be advantages to both methods. It seems if the trees are budding, then it may shock a tree to prune just when it wants to bloom.

That's our method. If light trimming is the goal, then perhaps while in bud is ok. A hard prune would seem to be better before buds.

Hope this helps and hope others chime in too.
 
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