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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.

Ambrosia replaces McIntosh as #8 apple variety at retail

Ambrosia™ apple harvest underway; production up 20%; Nielsen data this past season showed Ambrosia passing McIntosh to become the number 8 overall apple variety in the United States in retail dollars. Read more at Fresh Plaza...

Apple crop in Massachusetts expected to reach 10-year high

According to the Worcester Business Journal, the 2017 Massachusetts apple crop is expected to reach a 10-year high...read more.

Apple maturity reports

Beginning in early September, apple maturity reports from the UMass Orchard are being updated here until the end of harvest...