Monday, April 28, 2008

Apple Report: 1

Today I removed the tree wraps from the lower trunks of the younger trees, and checked out the buds, which are just beginning to swell in the later-blooming varieties, and which have broken out in the early ones. Although it's too early to tell how good a blossom year this will be, it appears as if the early trees will have some blossoms. How full they will be is still impossible to determine. Last year was one of the best for blossoms since 1997. Of course, many things about the weather have to go right from now until October for a large apple crop. Apple trees tend toward blossoming every other year, so I'm not expecting many this year. But we shall see.

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