Chemical thinning optimizes fruit size and quality, and is one of the most important seasonal applications in pome fruit. Amid-Thin W is easy on foliage and offers a wide margin of crop safety when applied at recommended concentrations. Sensitivity to Amid-Thin varies considerably among cultivars, and pears are generally more sensitive than apples. Always refer to specimen label for recommendations. APPLES: Use Amid-Thin (naphthalene acetamide) on early varieties of apples that ripen before McIntosh or "round" fruit such as Fuji, Rome, Gala, Jonagold and Braeburn. Amid-Thin may be used on Red Delicious in areas other than the Pacific Northwest. It is important that early summer varieties are sprayed no later than petal fall. PEARS: Apply to pears within 5 to 7 days after petal fall. Amid-Thin may cause flattening of leaves and at high rates may over thin. Use caution with Anjou and Seckel varieties, which are very sensitive to Amid-Thin.