Posted: 12/07/2017 at 21:02
Aha! Hawk is a variety bred to produce lots of smaller fruit (up to 0.7kg) so you can let more grow than the larger fruited varieties. 50 does sound a bit excessive though! Because they keep so well once properly ripened, you want to get as many to that stage as possible and stop them producing fruit which won't have time. It's really difficult to say how many you should limit it to, but I would certainly start nipping off any new fruit which form from now on.
Here's a field trial report from the RHS which includes Hawk: