Does my peach tree need pruning?
Hi everyone. I planted this July-Elberta peach tree sometime in mid-may. It was a bare root fruit tree. The branches never came out from the trunk because the buds were dead, however, on the very top of the tree, branches did start growing.
Anyways, I believe this tree is 2-3 years old, however its only been about 4 months or so since its been planted. From where the there is growth, there seems to be one main branch and right where the main branch is coming out of, there are 2-3 more branches.
The main branch is giving off plenty of secondary branches
And there are also many branches coming off of the other two branches I mentioned earlier:
And all the secondary branches are growing in together and criss-crossing and what not like so:
How can I go about doing this? My thoughts are two cut off the secondary branches that are growing inwards and are criss-crossing with other inward growing branches. However, as for the brances growing outward from the main branches, I will just leave them alone.
Will this help in whatever growing season is left for the peach tree?