Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Peach Twins

I am seeing more peach twins, or doubling, then I have in past years. The picture shows a typical peach twin. Peach twins are formed the previous year as the result of hot, dry conditions. The amount of twins is not worth worrying about since the represent a small percentage of fruit on the tree. These fruit are pretty much worthless and should be removed during the thinning process. Irrigation during dry summer weather will help reduce twins for the next season.

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