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 Blossom thinning apple trees 
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Post Blossom thinning apple trees
Hello! I just found this forum after much searching. :) I have gardened for years, but got into fruit trees with the purchase of our home 2 years ago and its accompanying small orchard. I have been pruning for 2 years and feel I have most of the trees in good shape in that regard. Now I am faced with thinning these trees. Is there a home orchard solution for blossom thinning? I can't find any of the commercial solutions for sale anywhere.

All you advice is very appreciated!

Thanks

Shane


Wed May 11, 2005 7:49 am
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NAA and/or Sevin can be sprayed after full bloom to thin apples.

Doc's Bloom Spray Concentrate contains NAA and works quite well on some varieties.
And on some other varieties, it doesn't work all that well.

Some info on apple thinning:
http://www.tfrec.wsu.edu/Horticulture/postbloom.html


Wed May 11, 2005 7:49 pm
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Thanks! I had been looking for Fruitone - n since that was the only trade name for NAA I had found. I just ordered some of the Doc's.

Shane


Fri May 13, 2005 10:13 am
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Just wanted to say thanks again on the Doc's blossom spray lead. On the trees that got sprayed in time it appears to have done the trick. And on the ones that bloomed earlier it seems to have at least cut down the amount od hand thinning I will have to do.

Take Care!

Shane


Fri May 27, 2005 11:09 am
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