Crop Conditions – Facts for Fancy Fruit

Crop Conditions

Grapes are at the 4 to 8 inch stage in Lafayette. Blackberries are just starting to bloom. Raspberries have a few flower buds starting to show. Strawberry bloom continues. Blueberries are at petal fall.

Fruit set for apples and peaches has generally been adequate and thinning will be necessary. Cloudy weather during early fruit development will increase natural fruit drop of apples, so keep this in mind for chemical thinning decisions.



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