Richard Hentschel covers the connection between annual pruning and fruit thinning. Annual pruning besides controlling plant size allows the gardener to manage the trees health. Proper pruning allows for better air and sunlight throughout the canopy, providing flowers and fruit to form within the entire canopy. Fruit thinning promotes annual bearing and a better quality and size of apples each year.
Green Side Up is a weekly gardening program produced by University of Illinois Extension. It is hosted by Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator, Horticulture.