Big changes over the last two weeks – we are now at full bloom. Yesterday and the day before were warm and sunny and the bees were out in force – a large number of small native pollinators and lots of bumble bees. Lots of fruit buds this year and no frost in the forecast.
Looks like more good weather next week – the rain this weekend is actually needed. Raspberries are growing well but not yet in bloom.
Spring has finally put in an appearance. Last week the first fruit buds began to open and show little green tips. The warm weather has accelerated the growth and the fruit buds are now open with 1/2 inch green leaves.
There are plenty of fruit buds – no frost is predicted – bloom will probably come week after next. The pruning finally was completed and all the brush picked up and fed thru the chipper.
So we are started growing our 17′th crop – stay tuned for more developments. Picture shows fruit buds opening on one of the old McIntosh trees.