[NAFEX] apple bloom extended by cold?

tanis grif tanisgrif at yahoo.com
Sun May 22 18:40:02 EDT 2005

Very interesting apple flowering on a few trees this spring.  Three "summer" apples
(Aug to early Sep ripe) seemed to rebloom, or at least finish blooming, a week after
our coldest weather here.  We had some raw cold & rain & wind, and then the apple
flowers all faded, and then later a few trees rallied.   The one which showed the
most flowers after frost is a strongly biennial-bearer, which could not have held
more buds-- flower buds stacked on flower buds, only half were open for the bad
weather.  Were these later flowers too immature to be damaged by freezes?

tc, s.WI, mosquitos starting

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