Growing fruit trees tutorial, this video will show you how to thin apple fruitlets so you can increase your crops.
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I will show a video on thinning. If you’re bored, I wouldn’t be offended if you look away. There are about 30 apples in these five clusters. Each one is holding about five or six apples, which are too many. So going through this, look carefully, I remove the ones that most needed removing.
This one here, can you see? That’s got apple sawflies scar on it, okay. That’s one is not going to do very good. This one here, this has got pretty lot of apple scab on it. So, I’ve explained enough so we do spray but we spray in a minimum level whenever this wind becomes brittle.
We just have clusters from five to two. These clusters here and again I’m just going to thin those out and the apple of any reason on removing. To say they are in a cluster of five or six apples down to two or one. I mean it really depends on how thick the apples are across that section of the tree
There’s another one that’s got some sawfly damage on it. So, that little curve scar as what you see with sawfly later and you see a mess coming out of the hole in this side of the apple. We had about sawflies throughout this year and next year’s region and again next spring. Okay there were 30 apples. I’ll reduce them to eight, certainly, reduced them to eight. Believe me, when these have all swollen up, imagine each one of these apples the size of a full sized apple. That was just about as many as this part of the tree can bear. So apple thinning, very necessary to get some shape.