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[Fwd: Re: [nafex] Thinning of Spur-type apples]


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Subject: Re: [nafex] Thinning of Spur-type apples
Date: Wed, 24 May 2000 17:25:25 -0400
From: Ed & Pat Fackler <rocmdw@aye.net>
Reply-To: nafex@egroups.com
Organization: Rocky Meadow Orchard & Nursery
To: nafex@egroups.com

Thinning is basically the same---or one fruitlet per cluster and about
apart.  The quicker you do it, the greater benefit.  Or, primary cell
(makes 'em bigger!) occurs most intensely within 30 days post petal
fall.  And
spur leaves are more efficient earlier---more photosynthates (sugars,
As leaves age, like us old folks, they become less efficient at what
they are
supposed to do.
     Get 'em off now.

Ed, So. Indiana, Heaven, etc., etc.

"GUY, ROBIN C [FND/1820]" wrote:

> I need to thin my apples now, and I usually keep about 8 inches between
> apples. BUT, I can't remember how far apart should I keep spur-type apples,
> or is is all the same?
> Thanks,
> Robin
> Lake Forest, IL
> Zone 5, a bright, warm sunny day today!
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Old school buds here: