For fruit trees this is the worst winter I’ve seen in west Texas since 1971. Our winter lasts from mid Nov to mid Febr. That’s 13 weeks. Weekly highs have ranged from 66 to 86, lows 10 to 28. Weekly difference between the high and low averaged 54F. So it was either too warm or too cold for chilling. Even my low chill outdoor nectarines have only about 5% bloom. I don’t know what happened to the other 95%. Maybe not enough chilling possibly freeze damage before swelling.
Usually we only hit 70F a few times in winter. This yr 37 days of 70F+. There were 43 days below freezing.
We had four magical days all winter when it stayed in the chilling range, below 60 and above 32, all day. That’s pathetic when we average 60/30F in winter.