Citrus hand pruning is an essential practice to grow consistent yields of optimally sized and unblemished fruit that sells for the highest prices. This has become an essential practice for all fresh market citrus fruit, especially for high value export markets.
It also helps to improve fruit colour development, reduce albedo breakdown, reduced disease pressure, improved pest control and improve rind integrity.
Two videos are available explaining the general techniques of citrus pruning by Darren Minter, Sunraysia citrus grower.
Navel orange pruning with Darren Minter Part 1 - YouTube (5:11 min)
Navel orange pruning with Darren Minter Part 2 - YouTube (4:09 min)