Crop Conditions – Facts for Fancy Fruit

Crop Conditions

Grapes are starting to ripen (veraison) in Lafayette. Marquette and Brianna are the earliest varieties and both are about 2 weeks from harvest. Floricane producing blackberry harvest continues. Primocane fruiting blackberries and raspberries are just getting started. Japanese beetles continue to be a major problem in addition to Spotted Wing Drosophila. Peach harvest is winding down in Lafayette. Japanese beetles were a major problem, but we only had a small amount of peach scab. Apples harvest is underway. Early varieties such as Pristine are still producing and a few others such as Gala are about ready.

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