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Monday, June 20, 2011

Fruit Tree sacrifice

We planted new fruit trees and had a nice crop on the one Asian pear tree. Problem is, some stems can produce so much fruit that the stem itself will tear away from the main trunk and you lose everything, As a result, and as difficult as it may seem, you have to remove a lot of fruit from these thin, sensitive branches that bear much fruit to allow them to mature and grow stronger in the following years.

So if you want to keep those fruit trees healthy and producing a lot of good fruit in the coming years,
don't feel bad about removing some good looking fruit when the tree is young.

Look at the pears I had to cut away already to retain the entire branch. Yes, made me sick but has to be done for the long run.

Removed from this Pear Tree,

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