I have a strange situation I am simply curious about and wonder if anyone has any explanations. We had a longer, colder winter this year compared to most years. That being said, we really didn’t have any EXTREME cold (our lowest temp was -2 (one night) and we only got below 5 degrees about 4 times. Anyway, the strange thing I am talking about is that I have 1 (sort of 2) peach trees and all 4 of my apricot trees Just flat out didn’t bloom, or only had a hand full of blooms on one tree. Now let me be clear, though…the buds or blooms were not killed by cold- they just never formed at all. I’ve had buds frozen -even at an early stage of development) and then they never grow larger or bloom. But my 2 peach trees and all my apricot trees have absolutely no trace or hint of the formation of any flower buds. They are starting to leaf out just fine and everything else looks perfectly normal on the same trees. Also my other peach trees seem to be blooming fairly normally…though I think all my trees have about 10% less flower buds than usual. What is going on here?
Why would a tree(s) just completely fail to make buds and bloom? Very curious! Its not a big hit to me and will allow my trees to put on more size this year I guess, so not a big deal. Just an oddity that I’d like to understand. The fun thing with fruit is LEARNING! thanks