Thursday, January 1, 2015
Journal January 1, 2015 - Forced budding
As can be seen in the photo above, one of the trees, a Koroneiki, is starting to set flower buds. And, a few other varieties appear to be at least thinking about budding. Last year, I did not see any indication of budding until late February, so this year the trees will have a really extended growing season.
All of the trees are starting to put out new growth at the tips of the branches; it is not nice to fool Mother Nature, but I just can't resist trying.