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Bunched Up Apples

Posted by on Aug. 9, 2012 at 2:55 PM
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This year, our apple trees (over 15 years old) have made bunches of apples together.  So close together that some are pushed off and fall before they are ripe.

Why did this happen?  This was the first year we sprayed copper and really concentrated on regularly watering, so is this typical?

Hate to see all that fruit wasted.

by on Aug. 9, 2012 at 2:55 PM
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michiganmom116
by Garden Owner on Aug. 9, 2012 at 5:03 PM
The blossoms form in bunches, the little apples grow in bunches unless you snip them down to one or two little apples per spur. A spur can't support full growth of more than that.
Lindsi19
by Member on Aug. 9, 2012 at 5:43 PM
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Trees will self thin their fruit to what it can sustain.
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