Crop Conditions – Facts for Fancy Fruit

Crop Conditions

Grapes harvest has started in the Lafayette area. A bit of both powdery and downy mildew are present on leaves, but overall fruit quality looks great. Recent rains did not cause fruit cracking so fruit rots are minimal. Early apples are over and mid-season varieties are getting close. Fall bearing (primocane fruiting) red raspberries and blackberries are being harvested. Spotted wing Drosophila are abundant. Japanese beetle damage to flowers and high temperatures earlier caused significant issues with fruit set on the primocane fruiting blackberries. Pawpaws are starting to ripen.


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