Varieties still have not broken dormancy... Sunset 23

ahajmano(sunset 23, Mission Viejo CA)March 7, 2013

I have several varieties that this have not broken dormancy, and I m getting nervous...

Santa Barbara peach
Plumcot (Luther Burbank intro)
Tri-lite plum peach hybrid
Snow queen nectarine
Persian green plum
English morello sour cherry
Pedro walnut
Seckel pear
Beverly Hills apple
Gordon apple.

As a comparison, all of the following broke dormancy 6 weeks ago:

Sunred nectarine
Cot n candy aprium
Dorset golden apple
Anna apple
All my pomegranates
Many more since then...

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What zone are you in? I have several trees that still have no broke dormancy yet. We are still getting temperatures down in the 30's though.

    Bookmark   March 7, 2013 at 6:12PM
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ahajmano. fill out your 'my page' with info about your zone, and the trees etc. that you are growing. With the many questions you will have it is an easy way for anyone reading your posts to instantly refer to what you grow and where. Hope this helps, Mrs. G

    Bookmark   March 7, 2013 at 7:14PM
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hoosierquilt USDA 10A Sunset 23 Vista CA

Well, he's in Sunset Zone 23 (see his Subject line). But still, good to fill out your "Zone" field (see mine). We've had a very long, cold, wet winter, so don't worry. Things will start to pop for you. My Snow Queen nectarine is just starting to blossom. All my pears including my Seckel are still dormant, but obviously alive. All the things you've mentioned that have broken dormancy should by now and mine are also in the same state as yours - Dorsett Golden and Anna blooming, all poms leaving out, figs setting fruits and starting the leaf out on a few varieties, several of my very low chill stone fruits blooming. But, my Fuji, Red Fuji and Pink Lady apples still not broken dormancy yet, along with a couple of my higher chill hour stone fruits. Patience, grasshopper. If you're really worried about life or death, a quick scratch test will let you know if your tree is still alive or not. Green cambium equals dormancy. No green cambium equals a dead tree.

Patty S.

    Bookmark   March 7, 2013 at 7:41PM
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ahajmano(sunset 23, Mission Viejo CA)

Thanks friends.

I updated my page to include my zone. I will give it a few more weeks before I am more concerned.

    Bookmark   March 8, 2013 at 1:44AM
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My pink lady, gordon and fuji are still asleep. Granny smith is just waking up. Plums are just waking up. I think this month your trees will start growing.

    Bookmark   March 8, 2013 at 12:19PM
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