Predicting Harvest Date Windows for Apples
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Blanpied, G.D.; Silsby, Kenneth J.
This information bulletin discusses how harvest dates affect apple quality, how to forecast and verify harvest windows, picking, and segregating lots for long-term CA storage. Full-color plates show how to use and interpret the starch-iodine test for determining maturity and the best harvest dates for quality. McIntosh, Cortland, Empire, Delicious, Mutsu/Crispin, and Idared varieties are covered. Dates for other varieties can be interpreted from the information presented.
Cornell Cooperative Extension
starch-iodine test, cortland, empire, delicious, idared