Crop Conditions – Facts for Fancy Fruit

Crop Conditions

This past week has been warm enough that we’re seeing activity in the Lafayette area. Southern areas are further along. See the note from Englebrecht’s Orchard in the Evansville area. We appreciate their help with crop condition reports and welcome others to submit their observations as well.

In the Lafayette area brambles are pushing rapidly. Some are past 3/4 inch green and leaves are starting to show. Early grapes are just starting bud swell. Apples are mostly at half inch green. Paw paw flowers are swollen but have not started to open yet. Strawberry leaves continue to grow but flower buds are not yet visible in the crowns. There is still a risk of frost across the central and northern part of the state. Best wishes for a frost-free spring.


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