After weeks of cold damp weather, bloom is finally starting. The photo shows a strong bloom just opened up on the Zestars – the earliest to bloom and the earliest to ripen – usually Labor Day weekend.
MacIntosh, Gala, Honeycrisp etc. are still at pink but will open soon with the warm days. Overall the number of flowers gives us the potential for a good crop – but after the heavy crop last year, Honeycrisp will be very light. The bumble bees are out looking for open blossoms.
So we are well started on growing another crop.
Zestars in bloom