Archive for January, 2016


The warm winter has allowed us to get a good start on pruning, but the rains have made some places very soft and muddy.  The ponds are full, so there should be adequate water for irrigating this summer.  Our main concern at this time is cold hours.  Peach trees require 800-1000 hours of temps below 45 degrees to complete dormancy.  We were at about 200 hours until the last warm spell which negated these hours back to zero.  We need 6 weeks of normal temps to get back on track.  This could be a good break, because if we had reached those hours with a cold November we might be blooming now.  Check back later for more farm news.