March 16th, 2018

farmer

Peaches

The next fruit tree to flower is the peach. It was followed a day later by the nectarine. There are still very few flowers, but the buds have started to burst. The apricot is almost fully bloomed now. My only concern is that I haven't seen any pollinators yet i.e. bees. There is a bush down the block with purple flowers and it's buzzin'. Nothing for my trees. I also found it interesting that the cherry blossoms are supposedly reaching their peak in DC. Mine is barely budding. I guess being 5000' higher is more important than being 2 degrees further south in latitude.