Jessica Padgham wrote:Does anyone know what the actual temperature threshold is for damaging flowers and fruit? We have an apricot (we think) that managed to flower for the first time in the three years we have lived in this house. Just as it was starting the temp went down to 30F overnight and that did not seem to do any damage. It's been blooming beautifully and buzzing with bees for about two weeks now and the weather is threatening to turn much colder. The tree is much too big to cover so I'm wondering what my chances are of actually getting some fruit this year.
Jessica Padgham wrote:I was under the impression that mason bees are really only active in the spring. Don't they lay eggs and then die in late spring?