Apple tree - Knowledgebase Question

Postville, IA
Question by lpenningroth
June 28, 2007
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 from NGA
June 28, 2007


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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