Hi everyone. I need a little help with training these peach tree branches. Originally two years ago I made the mistake of purchasing a stark brothers supreme tree. Nothing against the supreme tree but it was a little older tree with a higher branch structure than I wanted. I had to keep the tree at the height it was pre-cut which was roughly a little less than my waist. I would like really low and wide peach trees. So I have tried my best to make the branch structure low and wide. last year I had to restructure the entire tree because everything was so vertical. My first question is I have three branches that are sturdy, thick branches that are still a little more vertical growing than I would like. Should I tie them down and try to make them more horizontal? Or should I cut midway down the branch and form a new branch?
Also when it comes to fruit trees is it good to cut the branch every year about 1 foot or 2 feet from last years cut so that it forms side branches all the way up the scaffolding? If you see in the picture there is a three-ish foot gap between the trunk and top scaffolding branches. Should I cut it back so that forms more side branching in that area?