tooooo much rain
This year marks my first significant harvest for my five year old orchard. Of my 30 apple trees, 26 are fruiting.
We've received more than 10" of rain for June and raining today and forecast for the next few days. What challenges should I expect to face from this kind of excess rain?
I would think the random bitter pit problem that has showed up in my orchard may be increased.
Also, if I wanted to spray for bitter pit and sooty blotch, flyspeck, etc. could I use the same fungicide I sprayed for CAR (Rally 40 WSP)?
On the side, I grafted some scion wood to some of my dwarf trees and just got to taste my first Red Astrachan apple. It was large, big as a grapefruit and beautiful. Very tart, juicy and slightly firm, which is not typical of my other summer apples. I was so impressed, I will be planting several Red Astrachan trees on bud9 this November on my trellis.