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Apple's growing on young tree

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I have a healthy crop of apples growing on my trees which are around 2 years old, unfortunately because the branches are still young they cannot bear the weight of the fruit and are being pulled down towards the ground. Should I remove the fruit or can this damage the tree in any way?




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I would take off a couple from each cluster - this shpuld put less stress on the tree and allow the apples to grow bigger.

9 Aug, 2008

 

Definitely do some thinning. This really should be done when they are marble size, but never mind. Too much fruit on young trees takes too much outof them and the next year they will produce a lot less or even nothing. I am surprised you haven't got the birds in them yet thinning them out for you, lol.

10 Aug, 2008

 

From a cluster of 5 only leave 2 or 3 apples.

10 Aug, 2008

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