What a relief. I spent most of the day in the orchard yesterday with a friend from Cambodia. She has become very interested in growing fruit and now has four trees of her own. We discussed pruning and spraying. When we came to the 'seedling' peach in the orchard, and I described it as sour, tart with an occasional sweet bit, she became very excited and said 'that is how we like fruit in Cambodia'. She also mentioned they put salt on the peaches to cut the sourness. This peach was made for her! To bad its been in the ground over eight years, I haven't had the heart to saw it down over these years as it produces like crazy.
Anyway, the good news is for once I can say (looking at the weather forecast) I think I'm fine this year and all of my trees are loaded with blossoms except for my Pristine apple. I do not know why. It has become rather biennial over the years and had about ten small apples last year, so this year I thought it would be loaded. Not the case. Oh well, one tree out of thirty three isn't bad. I lost seven trees this past year. But this is the first year I will have apricots I can eat if we're still in the house!.