Early season apples – Facts for Fancy Fruit

Early season apples

Harvest of early season apples has begun in many places around the state. Many of these early apples can suffer from extreme pre-harvest drop. Pristine is certainly in this category, so be careful not to allow fruit to become too ripe on the tree. This risks a large proportion of the crop falling on the ground. So either use one of the materials that reduce pre-harvest drop (see the last issue of FFF) or harvest fruit a little less ripe and before significant drop has occurred.

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