My peach and nectarine trees were loaded with buds this spring but they seemed to be dried out and could be flicked off with the fingernail. This was before the frost that hit the Grand Rapids area on May 13. Our indoor-outdoor minimum indicated a low of 28 degrees. The MSU extension report has said nothing about peaches in this area having no blossoms: so is the problem the drought of last July? Wouldn't the trees have failed to produce buds if the July drought was at fault?
Even the trusty Hale Haven had buds but no blossoms.
One report for Southeast Michigan mentioned a low on April 21 as possibly injuring blossoms.
Do any of you have experience with no peaches this year? We had a mild winter here in Michigan with no zero or below zero that I recall.