The warm weather is moving the bloom closer – right now the leaves are at “1/2 inch green” and the buds are at “tight cluster” – see picture below.  There are lots of fruit buds.

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Bloom will probably come mid to late next week – our bumble bees arrive on Wednesday – often we get cold rainy weather for bloom – we will see what happens this year.
The very long cold winter did not harm the trees – heavy snow usually does not break branches – the branches get strong when carrying the fruit in the fall.
We finished  our pruning on April 28.   120 new trees have arrived and are in the cool room until we get them planted – even found time to bring up a little firewood for next winter.

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