Remove any other laterals.
A video showing the process of pruning Fan Trained Fruit Trees by Mike at Southern Fruit stumplopping.bar more information, visit our website: stumplopping.barrnfruittree. Fan-trained almonds, apples, cherries, figs, gooseberries, peaches, nectarines, apricots, pears, plums and redcurrants need to be pruned annually. Fans are commonly used for stone fruits (eg. cherries and peaches), as they are not suited to being trained as espaliers or other restricted forms.
It is best to buy a partially trained two or three-year old fan from a garden centre or nursery as this will save both time and money.
When to prune established fans. Jul 16, Peach trees are pruned into an open"V" or vase shape, with three to five well-spaced main branches forming the vase. This differs from other fruit trees that have one central trunk.
The main branches should be at roughly a degree angle, leaving the center open to sun and air. Grow Bushels of Peaches From One SeedEstimated Reading Time: 5 mins. 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. How to train a fan peach or nectarine.
First spring. Choose two strong side-shoots on either side of the main stem about 60cm from the ground. Cut back the main stem to just above the higher of the two branches. Also remove any branches below these two. Fix canes to the wires at an angle of 20º and tie the two branches to the canes. First summer.
Pruning involves looking towards the future - one year in advance of the current year.
Peach pruning Peaches are best trained into a fan-shape against a south-facing wall. Annual pruning ensures the shape is maintained and there is plenty of fruiting wood.