Posted: 28/12/2015 at 16:34
Oooooo. Whether its a spur bearer or tip bearer is irrelevant at this stage. Also I would have tackled this in September but now is fine.
I would hit it hard.....remove all dead and diseased branches to go with the cliches. Select then the best well spaced branches and shorten them. Cut back all whispy stems completely. Shorten others to just a few buds on those main branches. Remove ingrowing stems completely.
Next August remove all water shoots...there will be lots...and spur other stems from the main branches. August because possibly you may have some fruit in 2017. Aim for a vase shape, if you can.