Here are some bloom times this year for some cultivars I grow in inland Southern California. This will be of more interest for cherries and pluots, where pollination depends on this.
But first up were the peaches and nectarines:
Desert Delight was first, in late January (I removed earlier cultivars). The flavor of this cultivar is outstanding even in coastal areas, so I converted it from a sucker on my Flordaprince, which had been variable depending on the year.
(note that Desert Dawn fruits earlier than Desert Delight in DWN descriptions, but actually Desert Delight is earlier in inland So Cal). Desert Dawn is quite good, rather small, pretty and a bit firmer in flesh. It tends not to get thrips for me. My kids love it but I do prefer Desert Delight, which can get quite ugly from thrip damage, but is fantastic).
3 Star Daily News was just an experiment, a graft I put on some rootstock. It actually is rather beautiful. I hope it tastes good! My favorite of the forgotten mid-twentieth century So Cal cultivars is Peacot.
My bloom time in North Central Florida 9a looks to be about the same as yours.
My Flordagold peach, Sunracer nectarine, and Scarlett Beauty plum bloomed first week of February this year, just thinned the fruits this week.
My Spalding pear is blooming this week and my Dorsett Golden apple looks like it’s just about to bloom, likely early next week. My Baldwin pear which is supposed to bloom at the same time as the Spalding for cross pollination is still dormant, hoping it will bloom before Spalding is all finished.
We’ve been having an unseasonably warm late winter!
I have no idea. I grafted a year ago and this year will be the first blooms. I just hope it’s enough to pollinate the candy heart. My candy heart blooms every year with nothing else blooming at the same time. But I do see one or two emerald drop flowers blooming while the candy heart is at full bloom. Hopefully some pollination will happen during this wet weather.
Red Baron that gets full sun in the morning is still dormant. These trees are 15 yards from each other. My conclusion is one can use morning shade to increase chill hours. This works for peaches and nectarines, at least in terms of bloom timing.
It has not worked as well with other stone fruit species, but I am still learning.
A California evergreen oak? The leaf fall from those trees is one of the best to put in the basins of most fruiting perennials, roses, camelias, etc. Not so much for edible figs though, who would prefer something with neutral pH.