[NAFEX] frozen pluot buds and bland AP's
alandhaigh at gmail.com
Thu May 28 16:15:12 EDT 2009
Donna wrote, "in reply to Alan's comments, yes, stone fruit blossoms can
look just fine after a freeze, then set no fruit. If you actually look
closely at your blossoms that have you worried, you may see the centers are
blackened. It's harder to spot on peaches than on plums. It happens more
times than not down here, but isn't all that important unless the freeze
gets every bud. With peaches you only need 10% survival for a full crop.
Regarding the extremely bland Asian pears, I think that's just the way they
are. They'd probably be a bit sweeter if grown down here, but just as
To which I respond- that doesn't quite answer my question. I wasn't just
talking about the blossoms looking fine but also being just as attractive to
bees- Is this the case as well with these sterile half frozen buds.
The bland Asians weren't just bland as in no aroma- they had little sugar as
well. Several varieties, most notably, Korean Giant, get sugar-sweet here
in southeastern NY. Much better than what I can buy from any market around
here or even in China Town NYC.
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