Pruning Cuts. There are only two types of pruning cuts; thinning cuts and heading cuts.
|Thinning cuts are made where two|
branches or sems come together.
No stub is left after the cut is made.
|Heading cut - removal somewhere|
along the stem just above a bud
|45 degree angles above horizontal |
are the best angles for fruit production.
Here limb spreaders are used to push
the limbs into a 45 degree angle.