Vegetables and Fruit forum: No Fruit for Me Next Fall

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Name: Jennifer Temple
Welland, Niagara Region, Ontar (Zone 6b)
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Jan 9, 2016 12:31 PM CST
All my trees ave budded in December in Ontario. Then they got iced for a couple of days and all the buds froze. I'll be buying my apples next fall. Worse, I worry about the orchards and commercial growers. I suppose they are insured but it will still be a heart breaker for all concerned. Sad Sighing!
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Name: Deb
Pacific NW (Zone 8b)
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Jan 9, 2016 4:25 PM CST
I have been having the same worry down here. Everything is budding out early and we often get really cold in Feb or March. Crossing fingers.
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Jan 10, 2016 5:34 AM CST
It hasn't been warm enough for them to bud out here yet, but the last couple of years they have bloomed early, then promptly froze later. I did get a couple apples last year, but none the year before. No peaches, and a hand full of apricots last two years. My Cherries don't seem to be bothered though.
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Name: Alex Junge
MN st paul, (Zone 4a)
Jan 10, 2016 7:45 PM CST
Sorry about your trees hope for next year
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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Jan 12, 2016 4:56 PM CST
Same problem with strawberries here. All blossoming in January and now a freeze.
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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Jan 12, 2016 6:50 PM CST
Crazy weather can make plants do strange things.
One year we had a crazy spring and that year all the Hawthorne trees flowered in September.
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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Jan 30, 2016 11:20 AM CST
Strangely enough, we have had a late dormancy here for my mangoes and lychee too. Guess I should have expected it because weather was in the 80's almost all the way through December. Nice and cool now, except we've had record rainfall for January . . nothing usual about this winter.

Usually the mango tree flowers once in Dec. or January, and again in March. So far only one panicle of flowers has appeared. Hoping for a good bloom later in the spring! I had hardly any mangoes last year, too.

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