Necterines Help

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  1. capney

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    Found these two stones sprouting in the dylek. Believe they are Necterines. I did not think they would survive, but they have and are shooting up. Now then. Question is.
    Do I pinch out the top growth to encourage bush growth or leave them awhile to grow taller?
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    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    Think I'd leave them, but harden them off, Carefully,they need to be outside.
    A cane perhaps to help with the wind.

    I've grown peaches from stones, and as hardy trees they can get very soft and leggy indoors.

    Look out for peach leaf curl though.
     
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    Sounds good to me Pete. I had a peach several years ago, from stone. It produced the best fruit ever. Had to go when the conservatory was built.
     
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      Home grown peaches are much nicer than the ones in the supermarket.

      But I've virtually given up on my trees now, peach leaf curl just defoliates them every year.
       
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      Guess I was lucky with mine. Never suffered curl at all. I seem to remember it was seven year before it fruited. It was positioned on a south facing wall and seemed to thrive.
       
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