No peach blossoms this year
I have a dozen peach trees, and several that have bloomed for the past three years. This year I was hoping for a better crop but instead I did not have a single blossom, not even on my Cresthaven or PF24C, which have reliably cropped since their second year.
My question is: What makes a peach tree bloom? We did not have a late frost, so it's not that the trees bloomed and were frozen; my plums, apricots and cherries bloomed just fine. We did have a dryer winter that usual, but not colder than usual. The trees show no sign of any damage whatsoever. In fact they look beautiful and healthy.
I actually didn't do anything to them; no spraying or fertilizing at all, but I didn't do winter watering.
Any thoughts or ideas?