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It’s time to thin your peaches!
Advantages of thinning peaches are:
  • larger fruit
  • sweeter fruit
  • less tree mortality
  • less biennial bearing
  • fewer broken branches

Thin peaches to 8 inches apart, or two to a shoot, choosing fruit that are larger, not in a branch crotch where you’ll squish the peach when harvesting and undamaged by insect feeding. Here are images of thinning before and after:

Peaches on the tree

After Thinning Peaches.

Peaches on the tree

Before Thinning Peaches.

 

Information on the 2016 Sweet Corn Pest Season Begins!

Sweet Corn IPM Newsletter 

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