Search articles from 1992 to the present.
Hand Thinning of Fruit Trees
This article was published originally on 5/25/2001
Fruit trees loaded with fruit should be hand thinned to
Hand thinning of apples should be done within 6 weeks of full bloom or by approximately mid-June. Leave the largest apple in a cluster unless it is damaged. After thinning, the apples should be spaced about 8 to 10 inches apart on the branches. Pears, plums, and apricots should be spaced about 6 to 8 inches apart on the branches.
Year of Publication:
IC-485(12) -- May 25, 2001