Does anyone know of a list of fruit varieties that don't break their buds easily? The issue is warm spells mid-winter, followed by freezing weather, in addition to the usual late-spring frost concerns.
Our pomegranates are usually the first to break bud and set fruit. Our variety is "Wonderful" --- it seems to do great even when we only get 100 chill hours, as we did this past winter.
Apples, on the other hand, don't seem to want to get the message that spring has sprung and it's time to get rolling. With the exception of "Anna", all my other varieties are slow to jump into action (Dorset Golden, Cripps Pink, Fuji, Gala).
"The rule of no realm is mine. But all worthy things that are in peril as the world now stands, these are my care. And for my part, I shall not wholly fail in my task if anything that passes through this night can still grow fairer or bear fruit and flower again in days to come. For I too am a steward. Did you not know?" Gandolf
Location: Green County, Kentucky
posted 1 year ago
See, those apples that don't break bud early are what I'm looking for.
Location: Graham, Washington [Zone 7b, 47.041 Latitude] 41inches average annual rainfall, cool summer drought
posted 1 year ago
I don't know about its budding habits, but I know Honeycrisp tends to bloom quite late.
I've got a weird situation here. I'm going to be moving into a new house soon, so last year I planted lots of things in containers, I planted mulberry seeds, and got two little trees in nice tall 15 liter container. They were in my solargreenhouse for the winter, and then I moved all the containers outside in march when the greenhouse was getting too hot. Now the smaller mulberry tree in the container has leafed out already for at least 2 weeks, but the larger one in the same container hasn't, though the twigs and buds look alive.
What do you think, will it leaf out several weeks later than its container-mate?
Works at a residential alternative high school in the Himalayas SECMOL.org . "Back home" is Cape Cod, E Coast USA.
It's hard to fight evil. The little things, like a nice sandwich, really helps. Right tiny ad?
Hope in a World of Crisis - Water Cycle Restoration