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Video data of flowers, fruitlets, and fruit in apple trees during the 2017 growing season at USDA-ARS-AFRS

Image of apple tree flowers in the spring.

This record contains videos of apple trees acquired from a ground vehicle throughout the growing season at the USDA-ARS-AFRS (United States Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service - Appalachian Fruit Research Station). Research in precision management methods in orchard crops revolve around locating objects of interest, namely flowers, fruitlets, and fruit, autonomously. This dataset is provided so that researchers without access to research plots or mature trees can experiment with the data acquired during the course of an ongoing project on apple flower estimation in images. The trees shown in these videos have a mixture of colors and growth habits. In particular, the four varieties represent one of each of the Lespinasse ideotypes.

Reviewers of "Multi-species fruit flower detection using a refined semantic segmentation network" please find the relevant dataset here: Data from: Multi-species fruit flower detection using a refined semantic segmentation network

Dataset Info

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Tabb, Amy
Medeiros, Henry
Product Type
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Area
POINT (-77.87 39.35)
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location
2217 Wiltshire Rd., Kearneysville, West Virginia 25430
Temporal Coverage
Equipment or Software Used
Intended Use
The expected use of this dataset is in the development of algorithms and systems for precision management or autonomous operations in orchard settings. It is intended to be used as input for the development of these algorithms. However, new, unexpected uses may result from the availability of this dataset.
Ag Data Commons
Contact Name
Tabb, Amy
Contact Email
Public Access Level
Related Content
Funding Source(s)
Agricultural Research Service
Dataset DOI (digital object identifier)
Program Code
005:037 - Department of Agriculture - Research and Education
Bureau Code
005:18 - Agricultural Research Service
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Release Date
Ag Data Commons Keywords: 
  • Plants & Crops
  • Plants & Crops
  • Crop production
  • Plants & Crops
  • Plant health
  • Agricultural Products
  • Agricultural Products
  • Plants
  • Maps & Multimedia
  • Maps & Multimedia
  • Images (non-GIS)
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