Any uses for thinned fruit from our trees?

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  1. jen74145

    jen74145 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    We have a peach and plum tree here; they are in desperate need of care (just moved in) but from what the neighbors tell me, they've noticed bumper crops on both in the years this house was vacant.
    I know I have to thin to allow for the best harvest, but is there anything I can use the thinnings for?
    Thank you!
    Jen... already feverishly plotting her summer gardens
     
  2. Mid Tn Mama

    Mid Tn Mama Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Thinnings as in...what to do with all the pruned wood? I can't think of anything unless you know how to graft or cut it to make wood for smoking meat.
     

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    Jenn Well-Known Member Supporter

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    all I ever came up with was COMPOST but rarely the chickens will like it
     
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    Thinnings as in immature fruit I have to remove to allow afew fruits to develop to their maximum potential.
     
  5. WisJim

    WisJim Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Compost the thinned fruit. You start thinning when some pests may be infesting the fruit, so if you compost it (even put it in a garbage bag for a few days to heat up and kill insects), you may be helping control pests. The fruit will be too small for any other uses that I can imagine.