First Signs of Nectarine Crop Popping Up

Taylor Hillman General, Specialty Crops, Tree, nut & vine crops

The first signs of the new nectarine crop are starting to take shape in the Central Valley. It’s still up to Mother Nature before growers can start any nutrition application program.

In a Tulare County nectarine orchard, you can see the early pink bud stage. And that’s where you’ll find Marc Suderman of Ultra Gro Plant Food. He updates in a web video, how the new crop is taking hold and reminding growers about starting bloom treatments soon which help to increase the fruit size.California growers produce most of the U-S nectarine crop.