Mudcat Café message #3344592 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #36608   Message #3344592
Posted By: Bettynh
28-Apr-12 - 06:31 PM
Thread Name: What's the weather like where you are?
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
Here in southern NH we had the 80F degree weather with heavy winds and no rain for 3 weeks (and no snow melt of course), with brush fires all over. After a good rain it's now seasonal, but that means 20F tonight, and my apple tree is blooming. A heavy freeze will kill this year's apple crop, peach crop, and perhaps cherry crop. Even if everything else this season goes well, farmers around here will be in trouble. My cherry tree bloomed during the heat and drought and the petals just turned brown and hung on, never falling as they usually do. Does that mean the cherries didn't fertilize?? The tree is too big for me to harvest any but the lowest fruit, but it'll mean tough times for the catbirds this year. Lilacs are mid-bloom. I have no idea what a hard freeze will do to them.