Fruit crop quality concerns developing in Southwest Michigan


An extension educator says fruit production in Michigan’s southwest is expected to be about average with larger than normal fruit this year.

“We expect the fruit that we get, whether they be apples, blueberries or cherries, to be larger than normal because there will be less fruit on the tree and there will be plenty of water for that early growth.  We don’t expect a really big crop, but we expect high quality fruit.”

Mark Longstroth with Michigan State University Extension tells Brownfield very hot weather during tree fruit pollination led to an average fruit set this spring.

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