General Cultural Controls in Home Stone Fruit Plantings

The following general cultural controls will help to keep your trees healthy.
General Cultural Controls in Home Stone Fruit Plantings - Articles

Updated: August 8, 2017

General Cultural Controls in Home Stone Fruit Plantings
  • Remove, burn, or bury all dead and diseased wood.
  • Remove fruit mummies from within the tree and from the orchard floor.
  • Remove all rotted fruit from within the tree and dispose of it.
  • Do not let new terminal growth extend beyond 1 to 1.5 feet per year.
  • Cultivate. Do not let sod grow within 3 feet of the tree trunk.
  • Keep trees openly pruned to facilitate better drying conditions.