apricot bloom date and blooming issues
The last of my apricots in the greenhouse are just starting to bloom, the earliest is shuck split. The latest bloomer is Tardirouge, sold I think by Fowlers. The next latest is Early Blush, full bloom or a little past. Tasty Rich is at shuck split and absolutely covered with fruit. The bees really liked it.
Bloom order earliest to latest:
Orangered aborted nearly 100% of it's bloom. This may be because I allowed the greenhouse to warm too fast. I'm now wondering if this isn't my issue with aborted/deformed sweet cherry bloom.
Gold Kist was supposed to be an early blooming pollinator for Flavorella but wasn't this year.
If Early Blush really is a week earlier maturity fruit than Tasty Rich it's going to need a 3-4 week shorter developmental period.