February typically marks the beginning of the annual blossom showcase in California orchards. A University of California farm advisor says he has not seen many almond blooms yet in Northern California, but notes that buds are forming on schedule. Crop reports show that farmers are irrigating, pruning and planting orchards, just as some blooms begin to appear on fruit trees such as peaches and plums. Bloom-time weather helps determine how large a crop the trees will produce.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Orchard blooms to begin soon
From the California Farm Bureau Federation: