Stone Fruit Thinning

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Stone Fruit Thinning

In this video we have a look at peach and nectarine thinning and the factors that control decisions that are made regarding the thinning process.

We also look at machine thinning as opposed to traditional hand thinning an when to thin, a vital part of thinning peaches, plums and nectarines.

Thinning is done to improve the fruit size of the remaining fruit, and to avoid alternate bearing.

If we put a very heavy a crop on the tree this year, it will take a rest next year and bear a very light crop.

With all stone fruit thinning the most important rule is to keep the large fruit on the tree. It doesn’t really matter where they sit on the tree, once a large fruit, always a large fruit. So remove the smaller fruit and leave the large ones on the tree.