The mixed branch is a branch whose length normally varies between 35 and 50 cm in the pome fruits and 40 – 80 cm in the drupaceous plants, it is therefore a fairly long branch; this vegetative axis brings both wood and flower buds. This vegetative formation represents the best portion on which to allocate the production in the peach tree, and in the Japanese plum.
At each node we can frequently find double gems, the “duette”, triple the “triplets”, and, sometimes, quadruple gems.
In the peach tree, these branches are the most important, for production purposes, and the distribution of the flowers on the branch (proximal, median, distal) can constitute a criterion for the classification of the cultivars. to produce more than anything else on mixed branches.