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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.


Current bud stages - April 19, 2021. Apples are generally tight cluster+


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:

Current bud stages, 5-April, 2021. At the UMass Orchard in Belchertown, MA. Apples are generally at green tip plus.

Ask the Expert Series Orchard Edition

Please Join us for an Interactive Discussion on Tree Fruit Thinning...Tuesday, April 7, 2021 at 9 AM

Apples are at green tip. Time for copper and oil sprays, continue chopping leaves, and fertilizer and herbicide applications can begin anytime...and set your green tip biofix if using NEWA or RIMpro.

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