First at Farm and second at home. Apples in both places look like they fared well.
This reinforces the fact that location, elevation, and air drainage of an orchard are very key to success. I got a dozen keiffer pears from tyty this spring, and they got leaves two weeks earlier in my one location than the other. What kind of pear is that, that froze for you? Must be an early bloomer.
Native - I was at the farm this weekend. The first thing I did was check on my pears. I'm like a kid at Christmas this year! First time since planting these trees in 2011 and 2012 that I've had more than a handful of pears escape late frosts. This year, we are loaded on almost all trees.
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Thats strange. Persimmons are always some of the last trees to bud at my place.Sure has been a strange spring. Hate to see your pears hit so bad Native.
My pears were not hurt by the freeze hardly at all but my persimmons were severely burned. I’ve never seen anything like it. I’ve always thought persimmons were some of the toughest fruit trees around and I’ve never seen them affected by a late freeze. Interesting that pears, crabapples and apples were relatively unaffected and the persimmons were hit so hard. Persimmons were just beginning to leaf out and apparently at a very vulnerable stage. My chestnuts were burned some but not nearly as bad as my persimmons.
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