A layer of bark mulch six inches away from the trunk and out to the drip edge of your tree every spring. No nitrogenous fertilizers like fish emulsion. Liquid fertilizers are too hot for your tree, they make spindly branches prone to breaking.
When your tree first makes blossoms. Pick off eight out of every ten baby fruits. if those survive to ripe, the next year you can only pick off seven out of ten baby fruits.
Leaving too many fruits on a young tree can break off branches, or cause fruit drop (meaning all fruit falls off). Go slow and grow big slowly.
Think like a tree
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