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Fruit Thin and Stake in Carroll's Hundred Historic Orchard

It seems like the apple trees were blossoming only yesterday, but it's already time to fruit thin. Fruit thinning helps get larger fruit more consistently, with less strain on the tree. Doing it as soon as possible positively affects next year's crop, but it can be helpful at any stage. There will be a demonstration of proper fruit thinning technique and a discussion about it. We will also be staking trees for anyone who had the desire to swing a mallet.

This will be a good learning event as well as a wonderful way to help out Baltimore's historic gem. Feel free to bring a picnic lunch and hang out after the event. Also, Docs in the Park will be having a kid friendly event in the park from 11am-3pm, so for those with kids that could be a lovely thing to do. Hope to see you out there!

Bring: water, sun protection, gloves, sturdy footwear

Optional: stake driver, pruning shears

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  • Regina M.

    Wonderful, it was fun fruit thinning, and I alway learn something!

    1 · May 17, 2014

  • Lisa Michele Y.

    We look forward to learn a new skill and to hang out with our BOP peeps!

    May 15, 2014

  • Regina M.

    Can't wait to see and learn about apple trees. What does it look like before fruit, and all the interesting info.

    1 · May 15, 2014

  • Pam C.

    Can't wait! Chance to learn from BOP's Eric Kelly about fruit thinning should be really interesting and fun!

    1 · May 12, 2014

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