[NAFEX] To bemuse you; one confused Liberty apple tree
tanistanis at hotmail.com
Sat May 24 21:20:40 EDT 2008
south central WI (beautiful weekend, woods full of wild-geranium flowers!):
Haven't seen a tree & shrub spring bloom season this late for several/many years. We have lilacs for Memorial Day, which hasn't happened in a while! The sequence of species is about normal, and most of the apple varieties are staying in flower a long time. I'm noticing some apples which normally bloom in early group are late, but I think it has to do more with the stress of drought last June & July followed by stress of August rain-rain-rain. Another stress reaction was most apple trees put on a burst of fresh growth from that late irrigation, and so the "scionwood", if it could be called that, was poor quality!
Date: Sat, 24 May 2008 17:02:39 -0700
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] To bemuse you; one confused Liberty apple tree
I'm seeing the same thing here in western Oregon, both on apples and on Mayhaws and other hawthorns.
On May 24, 2008, at 4:49 PM, fuwa fuwa usagi wrote:
Well here in zone 4b/5a land 50 miles west from the Chicago lake front we have had on very late spring. In fact I had seeded and my Kentucky blue grass and it had started to grow when we had a couple on inches of snow. Anyways, my trees are all confused now. My Liberty apple has always bloomed over a few weeks but this year it is totally confused. Most of the entire tree has bloomed and the blossoms are dropping but a few are still in the red tip stage and at the same time I have some apple formation between 3/8ths and 1/2 inch.
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