Hi I am new here been growing all kinds of plant life all my life, and was looking for a new forum so I stopped by. I have noticed my peach trees have very little blooms this year, I mean very little, we had a unusual cold spell here in Wichita ks this year, and I am wondering if that has something to do with it. I'm going to go work on my profile and will be looking forward to hearing something from somebody. Thanks
I remember the cold spell you are probably talking about. The one that iced over Texas. That was harsh. Late cold like that does kill peach blooms. We had the same problem a couple years ago. No peaches that year but they were fine the following year.
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Thanks Mike and Shaun for the reply this is the 4th year these trees have been in the ground, they are intrepid they produced year before last. Last year the blooms got caught in a late freeze, this year I have not seen but maybe 20 blooms across 11 trees so far. Yes the cold snap I am talking about is the same one Texas was hit by, 20 miles east of me it was -24 one morning, here at my location Park City Ks. was lowest -16 according to the airport, but that is 10 miles west so I'm guessing the orchard was some-wheres in that same range. For two weeks we hovered at average zero degrees several nights below zero, I was really hoping to get peaches this year, I have went as far as purchasing tarps in case we see a pending freeze, but not sure that is going to be necessary. I take care of a company owned orchard, 12 peaches, 6 apples, 2 pears, 4 plums, 3 elderberry, one day I was asked to plant an orchard, and I warned them I was just a wanna be fruit person, but that didn't detour anything. I have been needing to spray for quit awhile, but the wind wont stop, anyway now im rattling, thanks again for the response, and if you have any more advice that might explain the no blooms problem I'm all ears.
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