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Seasonal Activities: Winter

(mid December to mid March)

  • Pruning. Prune out any dead, diseased or broken branches. Prune off 50% of last year’s wood to thin crop and ensure good shoot growth and fruiting in future years. Early varieties are pruned more severely than later-maturing varieties, which can retain more fruit.
  • Remove and destroy all dried fruit hanging on tree branches.
  • Pest Management. Spray with dormant oil in late winter (just prior to bud break) if San Jose scale, mites or aphids are a recurring problem. Apply thorough coverage of the tree, including the trunk. To control leaf curl, spray two applications of Bordeaux oil, lime sulfur or fixed copper. Apply the first application in mid-November and the second in early February, during bud swell but before the buds show any color.



Problems and Opportunities

These draft priority problems and opportunities are based on feedback from agricultural consultants, ANNGO staff and Aziz Saeedi.


  • About Peaches and Nectarines Fact Sheet (UC Davis)

Crop calender

  • Peach Crop Calendar Fact Sheet (California Backyard Gardener)


  • Fruit Orchard Production Manual English (1.2 MB) and Pashto (1.6 MB) (Roots of Peace)

  • For certified sapling contact PHDP (Perennial Horticulture Development Project)

  • PHDP Varietal Selection and Production English (excerpt), دری (Dari) (9.9 MB) and پشتو (Pashto) (9.8 MB) (ANNGO Catalog 2013, PHDP/EU)
  • National Nursery Growers' Association Locations and Contacts PDF (ANNGO Catalog 2013, PHDP/EU)

Pest Management for Peaches and Nectarines


  • 10 Principles of Postharvest Management Fact Sheet (UC Davis)
  • Principles of GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) Fact Sheet (UC Davis)
  • Example of Standards Fact Sheet (Fresh Spec)
  • General Postharvest Page

Market Information (All Crops)



Global Hort KB - Nectarines and Peaches