Fruit Program News
Beginning in early September, apple maturity reports from the UMass Orchard are being updated here until the end of harvest...
NEW Fact Sheet: F-140 Branching Young Apple Trees with Plant Growth Regulators
Cowgill, W., J. Clements and W. Autio
Plant growth regulator... Read more »
Annual Summer Meeting of the Massachusetts Fruit Growers’ Association
in cooperation with University of Massachusetts Fruit Program
TUESDAY, July 11, 2017
Cider Hill Farm
45 Fern Avenue, Amesbury, Massachusetts
10:... Read more »
Current bud stages updated have been updated on 15-May, 2017 http://ag.umass.edu/fruit/resources/bud-stages-photos
Orchard bud stage photos have been updated...taken at the UMass Cold Spring Orchard, Belchertown, MA.
Crop load management on young apple trees is important to balance fruit load with vegetative growth so that "runting out" or biennial bearing does not happen. This is important with varieties such as Honeycrisp (in particular) that are prone to "runt... Read more »