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Farmbytes: thin apples for better harvests

Why, how, and when to hand thin apples.

  • Thinning apple trees will improve size and quality of fruit and reduce alternate bearing.
  • Hand thin apples when they are half an inch in diameter.
  • Leave one to two apples every six inches.

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    Jake Overgaard, Extension educator

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