Topping container trees at knee length?
Hello, recently I made a bareroot tree order and was planning on chopping them down to knee length (as recommended by many) and waiting for them to branch out during the spring. I recently found a nursery that sells the exact trees I wanted but already in containers. The trees have 3 or 4 nice looking low branches. Could I cut off/head the main trunk and just keep those branches? Would that basically be the same thing as chopping down the bareroot tree (except not having to wait as long for growth/fruit)? They are pluots on citation. Or does it even matter with the container trees since I can probably prune to control size?
I can try and explain it better if this is confusing. Thanks!