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F Plant Science and Plant Products
The practice of removing flowers from plants. Deblossoming is done on fruit trees in order to increase the size and quality of the fruit crop.
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blossom thinning
flower removal
flower thinning
Broader Term
thinning (plants)
Related Term
chemical pruning
fruit trees
tree fruits
aborto floral
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