Apple Maturity Assessments for the Mid-Atlantic


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We do the lab work so you don’t have to

The determination of apple harvest maturity and optimal harvest dates can be achieved by using different maturity indices.

We take measurements of percent blush apple skin, skin chlorophyll content (DA index), fruit firmness, starch content, soluble solids and titratable acidity.

These measurements are performed weekly using different apple cultivars throughout the course of the season.

University of Maryland Fruit Quality Lab

We are a team of researchers lead by Dr. Macarena Farcuh in College Park, MD. Our goal is to give apple growers in the Mid-Atlantic the fruit quality information they need to make the best picking and management decisions.

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Macarena Farcuh


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Plant Sciences Building, 4291 Fieldhouse Dr, College Park, MD 20742

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