Several apples have formed on a newly planted fruit tree. Can the apples be allowed to mature or should they be removed?

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Several apples have formed on a newly planted fruit tree. Can the apples be allowed to mature or should they be removed?

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It’s generally best to remove all fruit that form on apple trees during their first 3 growing seasons.  Removal of the fruit maximizes plant growth and increases yields in later years.  Removing the fruit may also prevent limb breakage on young trees.  

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