March 22, 2016: It's fruit thinning time in the BYOC demo orchard at Hickman, CA. DWN's Tom Spellman observes this year's good to heavy sets among the stone fruits and discusses the need for early, aggressive thinning - for tree health as well as for fruit size and quality. Tom demonstrates his preferred method for bulk thinning, then shows how to space individual fruits. Varieties shown include Tropic Snow peach, Desert Delight nectarine, Bella Gold Peacotum®, Minnie Royal and Royal Lee cherries, Sweet Treat Pluerry™ and Flavor Delight Aprium®.
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Spring 2016 in the Demo Orchard
Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 10:17