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Hi Janene, the perfect time to prune your persimmon is in the middle of winter after all the fruit has been picked (when the tree is dormant). For more information on fruit tree pruning, check out our how to guide here bushmulching.bar Thanks, the Palmers team Palmers answered 5 years ago.
Jun 10, Train the young shoots in summer when the sap is flowing so the branches are more supple. Don't bend older limbs in winter when the wood has lignified, or hardened. Hungry persimmon-lovers Estimated Reading Time: 7 mins.
This will allow your tree to grow in an open, pleasing shape.
Aug 30, Most container-grown Japanese persimmon grown by reputable nurseries have been properly pruned and will not require pruning at planting time. If planting a bare root tree during the winter or early spring, when the tree is dormant, use a sharp pair of hand pruners to cut the branches back to about half their length.
Pinch out the centre of new trees to encourage a closer branching habit – long, leggy branches are more likely to snap.
Fruit is borne on new wood formed on terminal buds of last year’s growth, so pruning the whole tree back hard will mean losing a year’s fruiting.
Instead, prune half the branches hard each year to keep trees a manageable size. Pruning. Train the tree to a pyramid shape. Fruit are borne on new wood which is only formed on the terminal buds of last year's growth.
Therefore, to ensure fruiting wood remains, prune 50% of the tree back hard leaving some of last season's growth.
The central leader system is one of the most common ways to train a persimmon tree.
Pests. Fairly disease resistant. They are susceptible to.