apple tree

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  1. barb s

    barb s Active Member

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    I have two apple trees that bear enormous amounts of fruit each year. This year the blossoms are abundant. I was told I should pinch off some blossoms so I can have bigger better apples. Is this true ? If so what is the best way to do it ?

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    silver_creek Active Member

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    You could pinch off blossoms, but better is wait until the fruit are a little larger than a pea, then thin each cluster to one fruit, and thin those out so that the maturing fruit won't touch, about 4"-6" between developing fruits.
     
  3. fungi99

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    Yes, it's true, because if each tree is going to produce say, 80 kg of apples,
    it is more likely that your apples will be bigger if this product is divided through less apples.
    It is not exactly as simple as:
    total = 80kg, 100 apples -> 0.8 kg each apple

    but anyway something logically near that.
    I'd remove the blossoms as they get pollinated and begin to change instead of waiting until they've produced a visible fruit.

    Just my opinion, hope this helps.
     

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