Breaburn ballerina to quenouille, good or bad idea?
Bought a breaburn apple patio ballerina, I cut it to a height I can reach (confined to a wheelchair), at which point it now has 5 slim flexible branches. The branches have grown out equally spaced around, which has me rather fancy training it to balloon shape. Before I get that idea started, I wonder, considering the size and weight of breaburn, are the branches likely to break? Yes I can thin out, or do I pick off blossom for a year or two or more to allow the branches to settle into their new shape and strengthen?