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Ashkan
Apr 6, 2017 5:56 PM CST
Hi all,

This is the first time that my little nectarine tree has fruitlets. I have seen in YouTube that I should thin the fruits to have better and larger size produce and also save the branch from breaking. Now I have 3 questions:

1- When is the best time to start thinning? Right now they are around 1 inch long. Should I wait longer to let them grow bigger?
2- Which is better to remove, those on the tip or those on the sides of the branch?
3- Some fruitlet have same location on the branch and same size but one has more red areas on the skin. Should I keep the red ones or the less red ones?

Thank you.
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Xeramtheum
Apr 6, 2017 6:32 PM CST
Hi Ashkan and welcome to NGA!

Found this site which explains how to thin your nectarines.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.c...
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