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  • From: Road's End Farm <>
  • To: mailing list at ibiblio - Northamerican Allied Fruit Experimenters <>
  • Subject: Re: [nafex] no peaches this year :-(
  • Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:16:15 -0400

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
Fresh-market organic produce, small scale

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