My hale haven peach tree has more "twins" this year than I have ever
seen before on any tree. Fully 1/3 of all the peaches on the tree are
twins. However, the number of total fruit set is fairly low, but that's
ok since this is its second full year. Evidently the fruit doubling was
caused by the very high temperatures and drought last summer.
I've read online that these doubled fruits tend to become nothing
more than pits and skin.
My question is this: does it help at all to remove one of the two
fruits, or does this have no effect on the end results? I would rather
not thin things out if I can help it, but I'm not sure if leaving just
one fruit where two are will do anything. I'm sure that the plant can
support all of the fruit it has on there (about two dozen), but I'm not
sure if the twinned fruits can be redeemed in any way. (can't seem to
find any info about that online)