Four good reasons for thinning
Four good reasons for thinning

Fruit thinning involves pulling off a proportion of the fruit while it is very small, and is one of the most important jobs in your fruit tree calendar, though it is often sadly neglected by home gardeners. It is routinely used for most decidu [...]

Prune diseased wood while thinning
Prune diseased wood while thinning

Spring is not really the time for pruning but it’s a good idea to keep your secateurs in your pocket while you’re thinning your fruit, and nip off any bits of diseased wood you come across. Read the article in Spring - Week 8.

Thinning different tree types
Thinning different tree types

In this article we bring you a pictorial guide to the 4 main reasons for thinning, as well as tips (and lots of before and after photos) specific to different types of fruit tree. Read the article in Spring - Week 9.

Thinning: How much to remove?
Thinning: How much to remove?

Fruit thinning is the practice of pulling a proportion of fruit from a tree while the fruit is very small, and there are lots of benefits for your fruit trees in doing it. But the trick is knowing how much fruit to remove and how much to leave [...]

Thinning: is it too late?
Thinning: is it too late?

Haven’t thinned your trees yet? Can’t decide whether or not it’s a good idea? As with most things to do with fruit growing, deciding whether to do some late thinning is a matter of weighing up the cost–benefit ratio, so read on and we’ll help [...]