Pruning is limited to possibly thinning out and shortening branches that are too long.
Root pruning can help fruit trees that are growing too fast or showing poor blooming or fruiting. Sometimes the roots are pruned after hard pruning.
Root pruning strongly reduces the tree’s growth. This then greatly improves the tree’s bloom.
Method: position an earth spade (40 cm blade) at 30 to 40 cm from the tree and cut through the roots. Then move around the tree in a circle by skipping a spade width, then cutting out the roots, skipping another spade width, then cutting out the roots, and so on.