I didn’t find the appropriate thread to tack these pictures onto, its probably out there, so I created this one.
I’ve seen some new types of branch spreaders since I last bought some 20 years ago, so I decided to pick some and give them a try.
This tree has good crotch angles already, probably from clothes pins when the limbs were green, but wants to turn sharply upward and be a narrow tree. These show some improvement and were very easy to install:
I should probably head back the longer scaffolds. I think I was waiting to see what would bloom and set before pruning. I’m more interested in trying a few apples ASAP than getting to full production as quickly as possible.