Jack is looking at tiny bees (Mason bees) work on an apricot tree. When we became farmers, we really started worrying about the weather. The weather has been so wonderful lately - warm & dry - that all the fruit trees are starting to bloom early by 3 to 4 weeks. This will be great if the weather stays nice, but if we get a cold freeze we could lose all the stone fruit like we did 3 years ago. As long as the temps stay in the 30's we are ok. But there is 2 1/2 months to go before the threat is over. Yes, we can get freezes in late April. Here's hoping for the best & a good summer crop.
I own & operate a u-pick orchard featuring stone & pome fruit. The orchard is located on the airport that we also own & operate in the high desert north of Los Angeles. The orchard & the airport keep us very busy, but they are so much fun. You can reach us at (661) 261-3216 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.brianranch.com