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Oct 1, 2022 1:03 PM CST
Ukiah, CA, Mendocino County
My 10 year old semi-dwarf Braeburn apple after a full crop (heavily damaged by coddling moth) this very hot (to 116 degrees) summer has begun blooming now in early October. The fall has been warm with some days still in nineties here in N. California. What would cause this? Should I remove the blossoms? Jonah, Ukiah, CA
Oct 1, 2022 7:12 PM CST
California Central Valley (Zone 8b)
The heat stress caused the trees to stop growing during summer but the cooler weather (even 90's) kicked them into high gear again. The flowers blooming now are most likely the same bud material that should be blooming next spring so I doubt it will bloom again. Enjoy the show as removing the flowers won't help.
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Oct 1, 2022 7:55 PM CST
Ukiah, CA, Mendocino County
Lucy, Thanks for your response. Guess I will just enjoy these out of season blooms. Jonah
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