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Jul 12, Summer Pruning Plum Trees. Thinning fruits can be regarded as the first stage of pruning, as it reduces strain on the branches. Do this in early summer while fruits are still small and can be pinched out with your thumb and forefinger. July and August is the best time to prune plums in most Northern Hemisphere locations.

Apr 13, Plum trees are deciduous, flowering can be grown in soil of average fertility and moisture levels. Plant them in a spot that drains well and is in full European plum tree (Prunus domestica) has been selected for this is best grown in zones 5 to 9. It can become about 15 feet tall and should start to produce fruit three to five years after it is first shrubcleanup.buzzted Reading Time: 8 mins.

Jun 08, Pruning fruit trees encourages a good size and shape, keeps the tree productive and helps remove dead and damaged wood. Many fruit trees, such as apples and pears, are pruned in winter, but plum trees can be susceptible to silver leaf disease if pruned at this time.

Plum trees are therefore best pruned in spring or summer.

In young fruit trees, light improves the development of fruiting wood.

Training/Pruning Systems [PDF] Fruit Trees: Training and Pruning Deciduous Trees. Open Center or Vase-Shaped can be used on all fruit and nut trees. Best for European plums, Asian pears and almonds. Makes big trees, shading from heavy top growth can be a problem. In the first year select three to four limbs distributed evenly around trunk. Aug 03, Cut each of the four branches back so that each one has just 1 or 2 buds.

Make the cuts just above the buds. Cut the remaining side shoots and branches flush against the trunk. For the first two years of the tree's life, prune only during the dormant season and keep the scaffold whorl cut back to 10 inches ( cm).Views: K.