Michigan is well known as a key U.S. apple producing state. The estimated yield for the 2018 growing season is 28 million bushels, which is slightly above the state average. The 2018 predicted Michigan apple crop will require growers to use all available resources to properly manage the harvest of this large crop.
This page is a compilation of maturity reports from apple growing regions around the state and resources to help you in your harvest decisions. View 2009 to 2017 apple maturity reports.
2018 Apple maturity reports
- Predicted 2018 apple harvest dates
- General observations from MSU Apple Maturity Lab for 2018
- Bitterpit control in apples
- Watercore in apples: Causes, concerns, detection and sorting
- Tools to help manage apple harvest
- Why does apple fruit drop prematurely?
- Use summer NAA to enhance return bloom on apple varieties
- Starch chart for Honeycrisp apple fruit
- Lenticel infections and bitter rot of apples
- Checking apple maturity: What to look for
- Predicting harvest date windows for apples