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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

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