Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Apple maturity report: 09/07/2009

General comments on 09/07/09 apple maturity: Gala maturity still lags, however, a cursory inspection of some Brookfield and Buckeye Gala fruit in Belchertown this morning (09/08) showed some good background color change from green to yellow. Those fruit will be harvested later this week. McIntosh are just starting to get 'good' and I expect rapid development of maturity now. Honeycrisp still need more time to develop varietal flavor, and fruit are holding on the tree nicely. Color development is creeping along. Full report here.


FarmerMo said...

Nice colored Honeycrisp.

Jon Clements said...

The color always looks better in the pictures -- but some of the Honeycrisp are beginning to color up nicely now. The amount of color depends on crop load and source of budwood. JC