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Monthly Archives: June 2014

June – fruitlet thinning

If the trees show a very heavy set of young fruitlets, fruitlet thinning will have to be carried out in June, after the natural drop has finished. Two fruits per cluster well spaced out is a good measure to take. Space the clusters from 4 to 6 inches apart.

After natural drop, in June it is advisable to reduce the number of fruitlets in a group like this

After natural drop, in June it is advisable to reduce the number of fruitlets in a cluster like this

After thinning, the result should be 2 fruitlets per group, 4-5 inches between each group

Groups such as these should be reduced to 2 fruitlets per cluster, 4-5 inches between each cluster

New podcast – how leaf colour provides indications of tree health

Dan Neuteboom

Dan Neuteboom

In the second of his series of podcasts, Dan explains how the leaves of fruit trees provide useful indications of the health of the tree both above and below ground. How trees are affected by predators, frost, weather, and ground water, can be gauged from leaf colour. Click here to visit the home page and listen live!