Crop Conditions – Facts for Fancy Fruit

Crop Conditions

Grapes are being harvested across the state. Yields are pretty low for the early varieties that were hurt worst by the spring freezes. In Lafayette all our varieties are at veraison and harvest is nearing. Apples are sizing nicely where there is fruit. Some of Jules Janick’s selections have full crops, but many varieties have a very light crop. Fall bearing red raspberries are just getting ripe as are primocane blackberries. These seem to be at least two weeks later than normal, likely due to the high temperatures earlier in the summer. We have a beautiful crop of Black Magic this year and APF-45 looks like it will also have a nice crop. Black Magic is getting ripe now and APF-45 is about 2 weeks behind.


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