Blossom Thinner

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  1. sylvar

    sylvar Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone out there had a recipe for a fruit tree blossom thinner? I need to thin some apple trees and I am at my wits end trying to find something that will do the job.

    Thanks!

    Shane
     
  2. Jenn

    Jenn Well-Known Member Supporter

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    JUst toured Blackmoor Estates Orchards and their man said they use liquid fertilizer- chemical urea based- to thin blossom because it is irritating enough to thin them and is still legal though officially I guess they say they're suing it as a foliar feed.
     

  3. VALENT

    VALENT Well-Known Member

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    what about a stick?
     
  4. sylvar

    sylvar Well-Known Member

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    LOL...I don't have dwarf trees. I have 7 mature full-sized trees. If I tried to thin them with a stick I would spend the next 6 months on top of a ladder. There are tens of thousands of blossoms out there.

    Shane
     
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    VALENT Well-Known Member

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    at least you wont run out of things to do! Alright, then....A BIG STICK.
    just funning.
     
  6. sylvar

    sylvar Well-Known Member

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    Trust me...my wife won't let me run out of things to do. :)