Information on growing and harvesting fruit crops, including apples, cherries, peaches, nectarines, pears, grapes, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries and strawberries. Tips on thinning, pruning, grafting, maturity assessment and pollination.
We have been monitoring Premier Honeycrisp maturation and tree ripening for the past three years. Every year we are surprised how quickly they move from un-ripe to tree-ripe and then begin to drop. More
Una plantación de fresa exitosa depende de que los principios básicos se apliquen correctamente en el momento de la siembra. Prestar atención a lo básico, lo llevará por el mejor camino para tener una plantación vigorosa. More
Peach cultivars have different markers of quality at harvest that determine readiness to be picked, but all cultivars should be harvested in a fashion that allows for the best taste and storability. More
Weather station maintenance is very important for gathering accurate weather data, but it is just as important to make sure your well-maintained instrument is properly placed without any shade throughout the day. More
Fruit growers have many challenges related to the labor-intensive needs of tree fruit production and increasing global competition. Fortunately, new precision management and automation technologies are on the horizon. More