One of the big features of many of the PlantNet products in the Backyard Beauties range is the minimal pruning needed at any stage of their life. Pinkabelle does not require pruning.
It is recommended for the Angel Peach however that once you have planted your tree, you prune it straight away (if it has not already been done by PlantNet Nurseries or the retail nurseries).
Pruning is done to help shape your tree from a young age. It also keeps the top of the tree in check with the bottom of the tree so it is "well balanced". You must remember that the roots would have already been pruned when the tree is dug up for delivery, so what you do to the bottom must be done to the top.
A good guide for pruning is - more is better!! Don't be afraid to prune your new fruit tree by approximately ONE THIRD after planting or when it is young if you want lower branching. This may seem harsh but it will be beneficial for the fruit tree down the track.
There are different pruning methods and depending on what you want from your fruit trees will depend on what pruning method you use.
Make sure you do not allow any shoots to grow from below the ground or graft, and ensure they are removed cleanly to the tree trunk.
Download the Western Australian Department of Agriculture PDF on: http://www.agric.wa.gov.au/objtwr/imported_assets/content/hort/fn/cp/gn_shaping_deciduous_fruit_trees.pdf for the correct way to prune and shape your fruit trees.