[nafex] no peaches this year :-(
Road's End Farm
organic87 at frontiernet.net
Thu Apr 28 15:16:15 EDT 2016
On Apr 28, 2016, at 11:08 AM, V. Michael Bove, Jr. wrote:
> The seventies-then-below-zero weather we had in late winter here killed the flower buds on all six varieties of our peaches. Plums (myrobalan), apricots, apples, and pears all seem to be flowering more or less normally, but no idea yet about fruit set.
> Anyone else on the list get clobbered? We also lost the flower buds on our magnolia tree and forsythia bushes.
> Michael Bove
> Teakettle Farm, Z6 (MA/RI border)
I've been told that there won't be a peach crop in this general area, because buds were too far advanced when we hit 8ºF.
I haven't any bearing age peaches this year. I do have bloom coming on the old pear tree, however; and most appears to be undamaged.
-- Rivka; Finger Lakes NY, Zone 6A now I think
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