Apple Crop in Alabama

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Apple Crop in Alabama

Post by applesmash » Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:49 am

Does anyone know how the apples are doing in Alabama? I see where one orchard has closed early due to weather conditions.

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Re: Apple Crop in Alabama

Post by PA_Docent » Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:32 am

Here in PA, the harvest is reported to be only 50% this year. The 50% that was harvested, nearly all were attacked by stink bugs :(
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Re: Apple Crop in Alabama

Post by SOME IDIOT » Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:23 am

Some interesting reading about the apple crop this year. I know all the orchards around me were devistated by the drought.

http://www.thegrower.com/news/US-Apple- ... 83126.html

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Re: Apple Crop in Alabama

Post by OrangePippin-Richard » Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:47 pm

We visited several orchards in VA recently, and their crop seemed to be holding up fairly well and quality was good.

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Re: Apple Crop in Alabama

Post by PA_Docent » Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:40 pm

SOME IDIOT wrote:Some interesting reading about the apple crop this year. I know all the orchards around me were devistated by the drought.

http://www.thegrower.com/news/US-Apple- ... 83126.html
I wonder if they are comparing over several year period or just last year?

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Re: Apple Crop in Alabama

Post by PA_Docent » Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:46 pm

OrangePippin-Richard wrote:We visited several orchards in VA recently, and their crop seemed to be holding up fairly well and quality was good.
In PA, even the Stayman had a few stings. The effect of the sting only went down a few mm. The York Imperial (sweet apple) was so favored by the Stink Bugs that I threw out about 40-50% of the York Imperial apple. I noticed that the sting areas were starting to make the York Imperial apples go bad. The York Imperials were so badly effected by the stink bugs, I ended up making apple sauce so not to lose more; the sauce was great!

Now I am feverishly researching how to battle stink bugs in my orchard and garden next year.

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