Answer: Quick! Before the branches split or break from the weight of ripening fruit, prop them up with 2'x4's or some other sturdy supports. The branches will raise back up after the fruit has been harvested but prolonged stress on them can cause cracks and breaks in the wood. You can remove two of every three branches that grew this year, then prune the main scaffolding branches back by about one-third during the dormant season to promote new growth next spring. Enjoy your harvest!
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