Posted: 27/08/2013 at 22:00
Hi Hover - I have a similar problem - am having to prune my branch back, and guess i will lose the fruit. And I had read all the books (obviously just forgotten one of the important bits !!)
Hope you find some helpful answers above - and don't ever be afraid to ask a question here - there are loads of friendly people ready to provide advice and share their experiences.
The best advice I ever got about using this site was "take the best, ignore the rest" - with that motto, you can't go far wrong.
Good luck with your tree.