Re: Almonds Blooming Early?
North of Merced today, checking orchard, they believe bloom will be later due to extra chill hrs this yr compared to last. Bloom last year started Feb 17th, I hoping it stays about same time frame. I also spoke with grower in Fresno who believed the opposite, he thinks early due to amount of irrigation water being used. Its warmer than rain and can push the roots.
Thats what I know. usually the bloom is very consistant around 10th in south valley, 17th turlock area. but only feel early when we are behind schedule!!
Happy pollination to all
Larry Pender,Jubilee HoneyBee Company,Camarillo, CA