Thinning desertgold peaches increases fruit size
AuthorDean D. Halsey
Author AffiliationsDean D. Halsey is Farm Advisor, Riverside County.
Hilgardia 31(4):17-17. DOI:10.3733/ca.v031n04p17. April 1977.
Peach harvest begins about April 25 and continues for two weeks in the Coachella Valley. This district produces the first peach fruit of the season from California, but it is closely followed by other districts. Because the first shipments reaching market receive favorable prices, it is important to Coachella Valley growers that their peaches reach optimum market quality, particularly acceptable fruit size, as early as possible.
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