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Fruit Culture in Alabama: Harvesting and Handling Fruit
Arlie Powell, David Himelrick, William Dozier, Dave Williams
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Pages / Length: 2
Publication Date: 05/10/2002

The question of when to harvest a particular variety of apple—or pear, peach, or plum—is one that every grower must face on a year-to-year basis. Skin color alone cannot be used to accurately determine ripeness; nor can last year's harvest date. Whether you will be shipping your fruit or eating it fresh, this two-page publication provides guidelines for harvesting and handling Alabama fruits at the proper time for the best quality.