Training this 2nd leaf peach tree with twine and stakes. Cracked this 1 inch branch a bit. The crack doesn’t seem deep. I assume it will heal over easily enough?
You grew a wishbone. One of those limbs should probably go, IMO. Maybe someone else thinks different.
Are you suggesting that because of the crack or as a general practice?
It’s right at the crotch, it’ll always be a weak point.
At the least, you should tie those two branches together to reduce strain on the crack while it tries to heal
Provide a picture of the entire tree.
The cracked branch is directly on the back side of the tree from this angle.
Here’s a close up of the branch structure from the trunk. Working on 3 main scaffolds.
Second year orchard for me. Open to all feedback
It MIGHT not be necessary to prune the broken branch off, but there’s not much need to take the chance now. You have good growth in many directions, just a couple of inches up. I’d rather start off with structurally sound branches. You want those things to load with peaches and not crack off.
I say make a neat cut as close as you can to the cracked fork and work from there.
Sorry for the setback
It is already splitting without a fruit load. You could wire them together, but it is young enough to just prune and tie into shape.