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Article posted: 6/29/2013 6:00 AM

Fruits may need thinning for growth, flavor

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Now is the time to start looking over your trees and "thinning," that is, removing, excess fruitlets.

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Fruit trees that were so full of blossoms this spring that they looked like giant snowballs foretell a heavy crop of fruit later this year. Too heavy. Too much, perhaps, for the branches to support. And surely so heavy that next year's harvest could be paltry.
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