Fruit ThinningFruit 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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