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Fruit Thinning

Fruit thinning enhances the flavor, weight, and size of the specimens, reduces the consumption of plant  food and helps the trees to bear annually. The proper  time to do the first thinning is soon after the "June  drop" when the trees naturally shuck off all the  superfluous fruits they can. Shake the trees first to  knock down all the loose ones. Next remove defective and wormy ones. Except with cherries and smallfruited plums reduce the remaining fruits to 6" apart.

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