Some fruit tree varieties develop fruit on short, densely-leaved new twigs, called spurs. Cherry, pear, apple and plum trees all produce fruit on spurs. Peaches, apricots and nectarines, however, produce fruit on year-old wood. Annual pruning of some of their older branches stimulates new branch growth for future fruiting.
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