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UMass Extension Fruit Program

The UMass Extension Fruit Program's mission is to assist fruit growers with all aspects of horticultural and pest management. It is part of the Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment within the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Massachusetts.

June fruit twilight meetings scheduled for Tuesday, June 8 at Honey Pot Hill Orchards in Stow, MA and Tuesday, June 15 at Outlook Farm, Westhampton, MA. Meetings start at 5:30 PM, no pre-registration required. One pesticide recertification credit available and a light supper will be served. There is a $20 meeting fee (cash preferred) payable at the door for those receiving pesticide credit. For more information click here. Hope to see you there!

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May 6, 2021 Apple Bloom Twilight Meeting, via Zoom, 5:30 to 7 PM

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Current bud stages: April 26, 2021 

Apples are generally pink bud, some first bloom of Zestar!, Liberty, Redfield

https://ag.umass.edu/fruit/bud-stages/current-bud-stages-april-26-2021

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Current bud stages - April 19, 2021.

Apples are generally tight cluster+

More photos here: https://ag.umass.edu/fruit/bud-stages/current-bud-stages-april-19-2021

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Current bud stages - April 11, 2021. At the UMass Orchard, Belchertown, MA. Apples are generally in early tight cluste. Peache are very bud swell with some pink starting to show. Apricots are in bloom. This is 7-10 days ahead of "average." All current bud stages for April 11, 2021: https://ag.umass.edu/fruit/bud-stages/current-bud-stages-april-11-2021