Well now that Spring has finally arrived up here on the homestead in North-Central Idaho the grass is growing and the apples are finally starting to bloom. I don’t know about you but I’ve always kind of wondered how you can have so many apple blossoms and only have a few take hold and produce and actual apple! Well here you go…..a beautiful explanation of the why, when, and how of thinning your apples………………….
I noticed one of the apples in the food forest had finished blooming and now had tons of tiny apples clustered on its branches. I took the situation in hand and started to pick them off. Five flowers form on each spur, leaving five small fruits after pollination. They naturally fall off, one by […]