[NAFEX] later blooming cots
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Sat Apr 12 15:08:45 EDT 2008
My puget gold apricot has soft buds ready to open - it will bloom at
the same time as the forsythia (as soon as we get a few hours of warm
weather) here in eastern Mass., zone 6, this year.
For comparison, the cornus mas is now in full bloom, the apples and
blueberries have swollen buds, the raspberry is at green tip, the
crandall currants are just showing the beginnings of leaves, the
crocuses are just past peak, and the earliest daffodils are now in
(And something has killed most of my red currant over the winter. A
few branches are sprouting, but most seem dead. Sigh.)
On Apr 12, 2008, at 9:15 AM, Alan Haigh wrote:
> I grow Harglow, which is reasonably hardy for the northeast, at
> least down to Z 6. It blooms almost a week later than most here.
> This has not saved the crop for me after about 8 years because the
> hard frosts have come outside that window, which is often the case
> with later blooming cultivars or cultivars that are a few degrees
> more bud hardy- most years it isn't enough to make a difference.
> Apricots are by far my most fragile trees, incidentally. Sometimes
> I can't even pinpoint why the fail on a given site.
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