Re: [gardeners] Sunday in the garden

Margaret Lauterbach (
Mon, 06 May 2002 13:40:29 -0600

Guys, as I understand it, biennial fruit bearing is the result of heavy 
fruit crops. The next year nothing. The second year, heavy. I've heard some 
hints that if you thin the fruit when you have a heavy crop, you will get 
fruit the following year.  Thinning should be done when fruit is the size 
of a nickel or so.  I've heard this with reference to apple crops, but I'd 
guess it's applicable to other fruits too. Margaret L

>Hello, George,
>Your tree may just be responding to very different growing conditions
>than here in VN, where humidity during the growing season  is very low.
>Just  a thought.