|Background Information for this page|
|Return to Apple list for Easthampton MA|
|Weather data for Easthampton MA. Forecast values begin May 31, 2018|
preharvest weather influences on
Storability, Preharvest Drop, Color, and Storage scald risk
|Estimates begin August 10 about possible effect of either below
or hot and dry weather during August and September on fruit storage risk.
|The McIntosh 10% drop date is only estimated after the
of starch index at 3.5 to 4.5 is reported.
|Date of first optimum weather for fruit coloring
is not estimated until date McIntosh expected to reach starch index 4.0 is within forecast range.
|Too few chilling hours to reduce storage scald. Cumulative chill hours not displayed until September 1.|
cumulative chilling hours below 50 F
(threshold is 165 for reduced scald risk)
accumulated chilling hours
|too early for estimate|