Hi Midwest fruits growers, how is your peach doing this year? I found majority of peache flower buds are dead ? Is this just me or you guys have similar thing happened in your trees? J plums and A. Pears seem are all normal.
On the positive side, no fruit thinning this year. Making branch prune easy too, just cut whoever does not have a flower bud.
In general, if it is not -30 degree cold winter, I have brachful if flower buds. It was a joy just to see peaches bloom. Strangely, we were not cold this winter, on the warm side. I expected to see every single flower buds to bloom but only saw one or two on a 2 feet branch, most branches even do have alive flower buds. All dead flower buds except the leaf buds
My situation in Kansas is similar to yours. Going into fall all the peaches were loaded with fruit buds. The relatively warm fall and early winter apparently kept trees from transitioning into dormancy soon enough. The -10 we had in December killed what looks like 95% of fruit buds. There are very few flowers on my younger peaches, and essentially zero flowers on my older peach trees. Very disappointing to be sure.