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Fruit Trees

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by kcchiefs58, Aug 12, 2005.

  1. kcchiefs58

    kcchiefs58 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 54

    I was wondering if anybody has found something that helps decrease fruit production on crabapple trees, whether it be by injection or foliar spray and that would be labeled for such trees.
  2. nocutting

    nocutting LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 530

    Sevin was the chemical of choice, it was applied during flower....either you blew off all the flowers and the "Sevin" killed all the pollinating Bees or some other "Magic" was involved? :blob3:
  3. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,969


    Have them sprayed by a licensed professional with dormant oil in the spring when they start to flower.
  4. bill w

    bill w LawnSite Member
    from Va.
    Messages: 198

    It was found that spraying with Sevin after petal fall and before fruit set, about 2/3 of the bloom would spontaneously drop. This saved the orchardist the effort involved in thinning the fruits. Applying Sevin during flowering will kill the bees and that should never be an objective.

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