Summer pruning Golden Russet
Being a tip bearer, I'm uncertain how to approach summer pruning this tree. The tree produces some on 2nd year wood but mostly on the apical buds of 1 yo wood and several buds down from the apical bud of those shoots. Most all of the 1 yo shoots are very thin, it's hard to imagine them supporting the load of a fruit here in the KS wind storms. Can't blame low light on the thin shoots, there's plenty of light.
In my next life, I'll plant 4 trees of each 3 varieties instead of 8 trees of all different varieties in order to keep the learning curve lower and allow for trying different techniques on different trees of the same variety to learn from. Maybe I'd end up with 3 great trees instead of what I have.
think I might put them all on Bud9 too. The one I have is a breeze to manage and precocious.