My keiffer was post bloom and leafed out. . It got down to ~20F here Monday night. I’m not sure how many of the leaves will even come back.
Hindsight is a wonderous thing.A great learning tool.bb
Bruce will do great. He took two different 21-22 degree events for me last year and made a bunch of fruit.
They tasted like a plum crossed with papaya He doesn’t pollinate my mystery J plum, tho, darnit.
Certainly have enough bloom buds. Will be a massive amount of blooms! Got a couple last year and really liked the taste.
I forgot to mention spice. I taste plum, autumn-type spices, and papaya. The plum part is a little weak, but the combo works for me
After looking over the chart I should have at worst a 90% loss. This is my best season yet for having a heavy bloom so 10% survival would be great I think. My later blooming pears which are at the loose cluster stage appears to have the best chance of hanging on.
We got down to 21 after a night at 24. It will be interesting to see if Bruce and Not-Reliance (awesome mystery peach!) pull it off again this year. Last year they took those temps well.
My Hood didn’t bloom this year, but I had a tree guy perform magic in my orchard to miss all my trees while taking out a century old maple. Hood was the only casualty but still has one leader.
Try misting them with water…so that ice covers the tree…although 21 is darn cold…maybe with some luck the flowers will be preserved …the ice seems to be protective…and if they are pollinated already…yjou might get a few instead of none…