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Macclesfield Express - - LEISURE -

●● Thin­ning fruit

Fruit trees in­clud­ing ap­ples, pears and plums tend to pro­duce a lot of fruit.

If you leave all the lit­tle fruitlets on the trees, it will re­sult in a har­vest of smaller, mis­shapen fruits be­cause the tree can’t give them enough nu­tri­ents to flour­ish.

So, at this time of year you need to thin them - in ad­di­tion to those which nat­u­rally fall off, known as the June drop.

Re­duce the num­ber of dessert ap­ples and pears un­til each fruit is at least 10-15cm apart, while plums can be thinned to 8-10cm apart.

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