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  • From: Steve <>
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  • Subject: [nafex] Another bad freeze
  • Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2012 23:16:38 -0400

I was on here back in March complaining about the weather (later in the "early pruning" discussion). After more than a week of warm weather including some days in the low 8os we had a prediction of 3 degrees and I wondered what that might do to the awakening fruit trees. Well, it actually only went down to 13 that night and the trees were just fine.
Last Friday, I finished up some pruning that I hadn't done yet and I couldn't help but notice that nearly every tree I own is just loaded with flower buds. Every plum (except one young one), all the apple varieties, and the Manchurian apricots are really loaded. The pears have a moderate number of flower clusters. As of last week, no flowers were open but the plums were close and, of course, the apricots even closer.
It's been cool with snow flurries every day since then until today. That doesn't worry me. In fact it's good that it's been cool to stop further development of the buds. Now the forecast for Friday night is 16 degrees and Saturday night the forecast is for 14 degrees. That worries me!
I don't have a question. This is more of a "misery loves company" sort of post. I'll report back Sunday or Monday and let you know how cold it actually got and how the flower buds look.

Steve in the Adirondacks

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