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Question: I hav a young apple tree that is loaded, causing most of the branches to droop. Should I pick most of the apples to lighten the the load?

Answer: Apples are usually thinned early in the season or there is some fruit drop (the "June drop") as a sort of self pruning by the tree. Especially with a young tree, it would be a good idea to thin the apples to about ten inches apart. Here is more information about it -- scroll down the article a bit.

Enjoy your apples!

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