Quick question on pruning new growth
I have a newly planted 4-1 bareroot pluot. All 4 varieties are branching like crazy right now. I can already tell that there are several branches growing towards the center that I will eventually prune. Should I pinch those off now or prune them out later?
Also on a side note, when you graft a scion onto another tree, will that scion leaf/flower out at the same time as it normally would or will the new rootstock alter the timing to be more like itself? I grafted a burgundy scion onto a 3-1 pluot but my regular burgundy plum is a little behind all of the pluots as far as leafing out.