Western Australia, Tree thinning, Deciduous fruit, Fruit trees
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In the absence of any artificial control of the crop, most varieties of fruit trees will set much more fruit than it is possible for the trees to bring to marketable size and this is particularly the case with stone fruits. Even under good cultural and weather conditions the trees are often unable to bring the fruit to satisfactory size unless thinning is practised.
Melville, F and Herlihy, T F.
"Thinning of deciduous fruits,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3: Vol. 1
, Article 16.
Available at: https://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture3/vol1/iss5/16