Adapting a Western style of pruning and tying peach trees in New Jersey to maximize production and tree longevity.

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 2000: $4,425.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2000
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $4,525.00
Region: Northeast
State: New Jersey
Project Leader:


  • Fruits: peaches, general tree fruits


  • Production Systems: general crop production

    Proposal summary:

    This project introduces a technique used in California to minimize tree branch breakage, a problem that occurs during harvest, often when the tree is entering peak production and maturity. The farmers will test whether the technique will work in the Northeast, and whether a healthier and more productive tree will result.

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.