[NAFEX] apple bloom - Granny Smith

shambeda shambeda at epix.net
Sun May 22 18:56:32 EDT 2005


I have a Granny Smith apple tree with 2 dozen blooms today, and it is also filled
with marble size apples.
Steve
near York, PA

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From: "tanis grif" <tanisgrif at yahoo.com>
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Sent: Sunday, May 22, 2005 6:40 PM
Subject: [NAFEX] apple bloom extended by cold?


> 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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