I’m working on it. At least if you count the small yards that multi-families sit on. Each new property gets some trees and bushes (mostly the no-spray things like mulberries, persimmons, and jujube). Of course, such properties bring on other work with them, so much so that I haven’t had a chance to finish thinning my trees (and let’s not talk about weed control…) yet.
Apricots ripen before those other fruits, so I would guess that as they start to size up (earlier), they may run into June drop a bit quicker. You were more on top of thinning than me, so you didn’t get the drop from peaches and other fruits. I let all the trees do some of the work for me by waiting until they dropped some fruit, then went through and thinned more. I bet your way will produce better results, as you didn’t stress the trees to the point that they dropped fruit. But hopefully we’ll have enough sun now that mine will be able to handle the remaining crop.
I still have to thin a few peaches, and all my plums, apples, and pears.
I actually find it easier. When I see a cluster of 4 big fruit, I know they can’t all ripen, so I don’t feel too bad about taking 2 out. Sometimes even 3, leaving just one (which is what I should probably do all the time). But, if I thin earlier, then I don’t know which will drop anyways, have bug bites, splits, etc, and I get even more conservative, leaving far too many backups. Which means that it needs yet another painful pass later.