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Hi there,

Can people weigh in on whether you can let your trees/bushes produce fruit the first year after they've been transplanted? We put in a few berry bushes and a couple of trees last fall. The bushes are covered in flowers this spring (mainly honey berry and blueberry). It'll kill me to pinch them off, but I want the plants to be healthy and strong...

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It's more important to pinch blossoms from trees. The weight of apples, peaches etc. can snap young leaders. Well cared for berries don't have that problem.
 
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I see. I thought the issue was more about energy allocation (growth vs. reproduction). Thanks for enlightening me. Berries, here I come!
 
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Energy and resources are important too.

Breakage is a risk for trees.
 
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