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Debudding

By: Danny Lipford

Removing buds (or debudding) is sort of like thinning a fruit tree. You hate to do it because every bud you take off will eventually bloom. However, for the biggest flowers, or in the case of fruit trees the biggest fruits, you should debud or thin out. Although it’s based on your own personal preference, if you want lots of flowers, albeit smaller ones, you should simply leave things alone. Debud for fewer, but larger flowers.

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