3-3-18

Blooms are further advanced than we would like at this time.  Some varieties are 50 percent open while some are still swollen but are holding back.  Colder weather next week will slow down the progress of the blooms, but we are still going to be two weeks ahead of normal.  We can stand high 20s for a short period of time in bloom stage so 26 would probably be the threshold temperature we would like to be above.  When we get past bloom anything below 30 degrees could mean severe damage to the crop.  We continue to prune the trees and apply weed control to the orchard floor.  Check back later for more farm news.

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