[Homestead] Frost protection, was Re: "Old" apple trees - How to identify?
Lisa K.V. Perry
lisakvperry at gmail.com
Sat Apr 12 09:26:41 EDT 2008
On Sat, Apr 12, 2008 at 9:01 AM, Marie McHarry <mmcharry at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 12, 2008 at 6:43 AM, Gene GeRue <genegerue at ruralize.com>
> I wish I'd written down the date last year -- and the many years
> before -- when trees put out leaves, but this year seems incredibly
> slow. We've had some warm weather, but nothing is growing except grass
> and some weeds and those not so much. The next two days are forecast
> to be cold and miserable: wind (25+ mph), rain, etc. Woe, woe, woe...
Last year the 5-day East Coast freeze occurred just before Easter (April 8),
if I recall correctly. Everything had been in full bloom before that
happened, so we're running about a week later. The peach trees began to
bloom April 9, now in full bloom w/ pears beginning yesterday though most
have not. The peach blooms are a beautiful pink.
Now it's pouring rain and thundering (and we still have soccer!). Hope the
blossoms will be okay, I really want a fresh, ripe, juicy peach this year.
Have a wonderful day everyone.
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