Crop Conditions – Facts for Fancy Fruit

Crop Conditions

Fruit crops are growing quickly. Spring must finally be here. In Lafayette, apples are mostly at petal fall with a few still at full bloom. Grapes have 1 to 4 inch shoots. Pawpaws are blooming. Bramble blossoms are visible in black raspberries but not in red raspberries and blackberries at this time. Strawberries are in bloom. Among the Ribes group, black currants are at petal fall, white and red currants and gooseberries are still blooming. There’s obvious winter injury in blackberries and several grape varieties. Aronia is in bloom and asparagus harvest continues. A few lucky souls are finding morels.


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