Especially with the recent winds we’ve been having, you may have noticed a lot of fruit falling off your fruit trees. Not to worry, this is called the “June drop”. It’ nature’s way of helping you thin your fruit trees, but you may need to thin even more. Thinning is how you get those big, luscious fruits.
In addition, according to this article from the Record Courier, “It is also advised in order to keep a tree healthy and strong and prevent limb breakage that can occur when a branch is overloaded.” Check out the article for more details including how far apart to thin your fruit. Happy gardening!