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Thinning

No not going bald just trying to manage very heavy fruit set – especially apples – this year.

This is a Borders apple called Stobo Castle, before thinning

Apple Stobo Castle 3.7.15 3 Before thinning

… and after

Apple Stobo Castle 3.7.15 3 After thinning

…and the thinnings (can always be used as a source of pectin for jelly making)

Apple Stobo Castle 3.7.15 Thinnings 1

Process ensures the trees don’t become over-burdened and also reduces risk of biennialism – heavy crop one year followed by none the next.

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