[NAFEX] Strange bloom times

Thomas Olenio tolenio at sentex.net
Tue Jun 10 20:07:29 EDT 2003


That January cold snap here in Ontario has had a real negative affect on
our peach.  It has leafed out very oddly, with large spans between
leaves.  I assume that about 80% of the leaf buds died, but here and there
on every branch a leaf or two has popped out.

How long do you wait to prune off winter kill, that is only now coming


Southwest Ontario
Canada Hardiness Zone 5b
(similar to US zone 5)

On Tue, 10 Jun 2003, Dean Kreutzer wrote:

> Hi all,
> Just want to add one comment to the discussion about winter dieback, and the
> strange bloom times of some trees, or parts of trees.  One of my Evans
> cherries is just now blooming, where all the others bloomed weeks ago, and
> one of my apricots just started to bud out 1 week ago, when it's neighbors
> budded out over a month ago.  I feel this is caused by winter damage, either
> in the roots or trunk of the plant which delays and/or prevents energy from
> the roots reaching the upper portion of the tree.  I noticed sap exiting the
> trunk in a couple of locations.
> Dean
> Regina, Saskatchewan Canada
> USDA 3
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