[NAFEX] apple bloom - Granny Smith
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.
near York, PA
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From: "tanis grif" <tanisgrif at yahoo.com>
To: <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
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"
> (Aug to early Sep ripe) seemed to rebloom, or at least finish blooming, a week
> our coldest weather here. We had some raw cold & rain & wind, and then the
> flowers all faded, and then later a few trees rallied. The one which showed
> most flowers after frost is a strongly biennial-bearer, which could not have
> 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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