Yeah i can see where the time restraints can play a major problem with long term plants. I assume everyone on here probably feels that it is very weird that most people do not pay attention to food. If everyone looked it could be done in no time. I have heard about the not pruning method but my trees look god awful. I just cut off the large dead branches and even then the trees looks a mess. Ill have to upload a picture of them. On other notes all my newly planted fruit trees this year are budding. Since these came from nursery and have been pruned and also grafted i assume i have to continue the trend? Do any nursery grow non grafted varieties. And if so how can they know what kind of fruit it will produce? I was under the assumption that a seed from a apple tree can come out with a large variety of possible fruit.