Build a castle, comb a beach;
summer's ripe as any peach!
–The Old Farmer's Almanac, 1996
How to Thin Fruit Trees for a Better Harvest It may sound counterintuitive, but to get the best harvest of apples trees and other fruit trees, we actually need to remove some of the fruit – a technique known as thinning fruit. This is often done in early summer before the “June drop” when the tree naturally drops some of its burden. Here are...