Citrus Bloom Comes to an End in Fresno, Kern and Tualre Counties

Petal fall dates have now been announced for all bloom districts in Tulare, Kern, and Fresno counties. Petal fall is established when 75 percent of the petals on the north side of citrus trees within a district have fallen.

The dates below have been established for petal fall in each county:

 

Tulare County

District 1 Petal Fall  – 1:00 a.m. Sunday, April 21, 2024

District 2 Petal Fall  –1:00 a.m. Saturday, April 27, 2024

District 3 Petal Fall  – 1:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 30, 2024

 

Kern County

South of 7th Standard Road – 12:01 a.m. Saturday, April 13, 2024

North of 7th Standard Road – 12:01 a.m. Thursday, April 25, 2024

 

Fresno County

District 1 and 2 – 1:00 a.m. Saturday, April 27, 2024

District 3 – 1:00 a.m. Sunday, April 28, 2024

District 4 – 1:00 a.m. Friday, May 3, 2024

 

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Beekeepers have 48 hours after the official petal fall date to remove hives from groves. If you wish to apply a pesticide toxic to bees before 48 hours after the official petal fall date, you must notify any beekeepers with hives within 1 mile of the application site.
  • The declaration of petal fall DOES NOT supersede product labeling. All applicators are reminded that they must always read and follow the pesticide product labeling regarding toxicity to bees.
  • Use our interactive GIS map to familiarize yourself with bloom districts. The map allows you to search specific locations to see what bloom district your citrus is located in.
    • Tulare County growers and applicators, please note that a third bloom district was established this year, and your district may have changed.

 

For more information regarding citrus/bee regulations, please contact your County Agricultural Commissioner’s office.

Tulare County – (559) 684-3352

Kern County – (661) 868-6300

Fresno County – (559) 600-7300

 

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