[NAFEX] second bloom on apple

V. Michael Bove, Jr. vmb at teakettlefarm.com
Tue Jun 2 11:38:52 EDT 2009


A couple of our Moonglow pears are also reblooming right now despite  
being full of fruit.  It'll be interesting to see if anything sets  
this time (though it does put a kink in my spray schedule!)
Michael Bove
Teakettle Farm (Z6, MA/RI border)

On Jun 2, 2009, at 11:34 AM, seth jones wrote:

> I've got an old apple tree on my property which I keep pruned and  
> which is a biennial bearer. Not sure of the variety but delicious  
> tart green fruit (great for cider). Anyway it blossomed heavily mid- 
> May, set fruit which is now about 5mm in diameter. And is now about  
> to bloom again. Not completely but lots of 1/2 inch pink buds all  
> over the tree. I have never heard of or seen this happen before. Is  
> it common? What could cause it? We have had a lot of late frosts  
> (including 29 degrees on June 1!). Any ideas?
> Seth Jones
> Wits End Orchard
> central Ny Zone 5
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