What a difference a year makes!

ltiltonApril 28, 2013

I predicted I wouldn't get any bloom this year until May, but the apricots opened yesterday, April 27.

Checking back, I find they bloomed last year March 17. That's six weeks difference!

I'm going to be interested to see if ripening dates catch up at all, particularly toward the end of the year, the late apples that are supposed to be ripe in October.

This post was edited by ltilton on Tue, Apr 30, 13 at 20:31

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franktank232(z5 WI)

Nothing blooming here...

GFS and Euro both showing SNOW here next week...GFS dumps a foot of snow across areas of SE MN... lol! Next week Weds thru next weekend look horrible...i hope most things hold off to flower until the following week..

    Bookmark   April 28, 2013 at 9:37PM
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ltilton

If there's snow here again, it'll be my fault. I drained the snowblower

    Bookmark   April 28, 2013 at 10:28PM
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hairmetal4ever(Z7 MD)

Where are you located, ltilton?

Snow in May?? Even in Ohio where I am from that is very unusual. The upper Midwest seems to be having a miserable spring.

    Bookmark   April 28, 2013 at 10:42PM
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foolishpleasure

My apricot bloomed first week of April. So the peach and nectarine. I looked today the petal fell and I can see a little fruit but I think my zone 7 is warmer than your zone 5. I protected the flowers from flower rut now I have to protect the fruit. Last year the fungi was unusual I hope we will fair better this year.

    Bookmark   April 29, 2013 at 3:13AM
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ltilton

I'm outside Chicago.

Overall, I'll still say last year was more the outlier than this year. But putting them together makes for a huge contrast.

    Bookmark   April 29, 2013 at 8:07AM
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