Apple bud stages : From bud to fruit Set

Farmer friends, the apple bud stages are considered to be in 12 stages till the fruit is set. We will briefly discuss the stages from bud to fruit set with photos so that you can get an idea.

Dormant stage

The first stage is called the dormant stage. After autumn, the dormancy period starts, in which they shed their leaves and do not take any supplements, etc.

Apple bud stages
Dormant stage

Silver Tip or Swollen buds

Due to the temperature rise the bud appears like a swollen bud. When the bud has just sprouted and the process of forming leaves has just started, at that time the color of the bud appears to be silvery and the stage is called to a silver tip.

Apple bud stages
Silver Tip or Swollen buds

Green Tip

When the leaves start getting a little bigger and the color of the leaves becomes green, that stage is called the green tip stage.

Apple bud stages
Green Tip

1/2 inch Green tip

When the size of the leaves is around 1/2 inch, we will call that stage 1/2 inch green Tip.

1/2 inch Green tip
1/2 inch Green tip

Tight Cluster

number five is the tight cluster stage. When flower buds come together in a cluster, it is called a tight cluster. The number of flowers in it can be 4-5-6. This type of stage is called a tight cluster.

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Tight Cluster
Tight Cluster

First Pink

When the bud develops a little more, it starts turning pink. The first Sign of Pink Color in Bud is Called the First Pink stage. You can also read about How To Prune Fruit Trees

Full Pink

When the full cluster of flowers becomes pink in color this stage is called the full pink stage.

Full Pink
Full Pink

First Bloom

Now the flower is about to bloom but it has just started slowly. Right now only one flower has bloomed in it. This stage is also called king bloom.

First Bloom
First Bloom

Full Bloom

When all the flowers bloom together it is called the full bloom stage. All the flowers bloomed in the below picture . You can read about Self-pollination

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Full Bloom
Full Bloom

Petal Fall

The stage when the petals of the flower fall after full bloom is called the petal fall stage.

Petal Fall
Petal Fall

Early fruit set

After the petal falls, fruits gradually start forming in it. This stage is called early fruit setting.

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Early fruit set
Early fruit set

Fruit set

When the fruit is completely set and its size becomes slightly larger, that stage is also called the full fruit set stage.

Full Fruit set
Full Fruit set

These are the stages of apple bud from bud to fruit set. This is the overview of the stages of apple bud.