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Fruit & Nuts

Department of Community Sustainability

Gardening in Michigan


  • East Michigan fruit update – June 25, 2019

    Published on June 25, 2019
    The region is finally starting to dry out, even though many east Michigan growers saw another inch of precipitation in the last week. Strawberry harvest continues across the region with saskatoon and sweet cherry harvest to follow in the next week or so.

  • East Michigan fruit update – June 9, 2020

    Published on June 9, 2020
    Warmer temperatures brought a good amount of new growth in all fruit crops and rapid rise of growing degree day totals. Strawberry harvest will begin later this week at some farms. Soils continue to dry quickly.

  • East Michigan fruit update – Aug. 21, 2018

    Published on August 21, 2018
    Harvest of early fall apple varieties continues. The entire region has had extremely variable rainfall, with drought continuing for a good number of growers.

  • East Michigan fruit update – Sept. 4, 2019

    Published on September 4, 2019
    Brown marmorated stink bug populations are on the rise at some farms. Gala and McIntosh apple varieties are nearing maturity. There is a wide range of soil moisture levels across the region.

  • East Michigan fruit update – April 23, 2019

    Published on April 23, 2019
    Warm temperatures over the last week have finally spurred on growth of fruit crops, as well as a few insects and our first disease control in most tree fruits.