CHEMICAL THINNING - PEARS
K-Salt Fruit Fix 200 is an auxin hormone type product for use in fruit production, The response of fruit trees to application may be varied in different years. In reviewing the results, the grower needs to consider the wide variation in varieties, climatic factors, dosage, tree vigor, and fruit set before choosing the desired rate and correct timing for application.
Apply in sufficient water for good even coverage with your specific equipment. Application can be made in as little ask 50 gallons of water per acre, and up to 400 gallons of water per acre and is highly dependent on type of equipment used and density of the foliage. Uniform and even distribution of the spray is imperative. For rates and application timing for your specific variety and location, consult your local extension pomologist or specialist for recommendations.
APPLES AND PEARS
Chemical Thinning - Pears (Bartlett, Bosc and Comice)
Apply K-Salt Fruit Fix 200 at a spray concentration of between 10 to 15 ppm for dilute spray in up to 400 gallons of water per acre or at a rate of 8-12 fl.oz. of product (13 grams to 19 grams of active ingredient) per acre for concentrated spray (2.4 fl. oz. of K-Salt Fruit Fix 200 in 100 gallons makes 10 ppm of spray solution). Apply K-Salt Fruit Fix 200 once per year 15-28 days after full bloom with a surfactant (wetting agent). Apply in sufficient water for good, uniform and even distribution of the spray. K-Salt Fruit Fix 200 may not adequately thin Bartlelt some seasons. The preferred application temperature is between 70°F and 75° F. Application is not recommended below 60° F or above 80° F.