Crop Conditions – Facts for Fancy Fruit

Crop Conditions

At the Meigs Horticultural facility we are now seeing, more clearly, the damages from the April 24th freezing temperatures. All fruit crops are starting to grow out of that damage, which is good to see. I would still say that our loss on crops across the farm is 10-15% except for the Shiro Plums. The Shiro Plums lost roughly 90% of their post bloom fruit set. The growth stages on our Apple trees are all either full bloom, petal fall, past bloom, or fruit set.

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