Bud Swell...Bud Burst

Bud Swell - Apricot Bud Burst - Apricot

Apricot Blossoms

We  have had lots of bud burst here this week-  The plums, nectarines, apricots and peaches have all started blooming-  This is the time to walk through your fruit trees and check who is pollinating who-

Plum trees usually need cross pollination, as do cherries, apples and pears-  If the trees that you planted to do that, are not flowering around the same time, cross pollination will not happen-  Even recommended cross pollinators may bloom at different times in certain locations-  So before years pass and you wonder why your healthy tree has loads of flowers and no fruit, notice the blooms this spring-  Look for bees, too!

Companion planting is great for attracting spring bees- More on that next week-

Nectarine Blooming