Crop Conditions – Facts for Fancy Fruit

Crop Conditions

The warm weather is pushing crop develop rapidly. Grapes are at bunch closure, summer red and black raspberry harvest has begun. Some primocane fruiting types are beginning to flower. Gooseberry and currant harvest has begun. Apples are 1-2 inches in diameter. Strawberry harvest is over and renovation has begun. The chemical thinning window has closed and hand thinning is underway. Growers should hand thin the most biennial cultivars first. Japanese beetles are plentiful!


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