Fruit tree dormancy

  • Posted by Tommy-Gun on May 7, 2023 at 2:35 am

    Anybody know a way to wake a new fruit tree from dormancy? I planted 2 nectarine trees in late February (south central Georgia) and one is thriving and even has 1 nectarine on it. The other one hasn’t even started budding. The stem is green under the bark all the way to the tip but hasn’t done anything. Planted same day and are about 12 feet apart.

    Any suggestions?

    jeffR replied 9 months, 4 weeks ago 4 Members · 3 Replies
  • 3 Replies
  • Chloe

    May 7, 2023 at 3:05 am

    I have some a different type fruit trees and would suggest looking up both varieties (I am assuming they are a different variety for pollination) and see when the bloom time is for both. I almost bought some trees to cross pollinate and the person selling them did not tell anyone that they fruited at different times.

  • DonnaO

    May 7, 2023 at 4:38 am

    I had the same thing happen to me with an apple tree. Out of desperation, I trimmed the tips of each branch (just had 5 branches), and the tip off the top of the tree. I then fertilized with 13-13-13 with micro minerals. It finally budded out 2 weeks later. The other apple tree budded out 2 months before.

    I don’t know if it was just a fluke or a legit treatment. My instincts told me to try this. I am just glad it worked.

  • jeffR

    May 7, 2023 at 3:28 pm

    I would pull the fruit off the one tree and not worry about the other. Prune trees to shape and grow the roots and trees first two years. Then you can enjoy the fruit.

Log in to reply.