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Last Post 15 May 2016 04:57 PM by Robert Herman - Plantsman. 1 Replies.
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01 May 2010 01:13 PM  
May 1: (Mount Vernon)
Plums: Toka (heavy bloom), Cocheeco (medium), Gracious (3 days away)
Peach: Garnet Beauty (open), Harrow Beauty (partially open), Reliance (?tomorrow)
Pears: Nova (starting), Luscious and Summercrisp (2-3 days)
Apples: Only at pink

Since we're so far off normal calendar, I thought it would be good to share sequences even though the absolute timing is ahead by 2-3 weeks right now.

We're Zone 4, in a cool pocket. Good frost on Thursday, light frost this morning.

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Robert Herman - Plantsman

15 May 2016 04:57 PM  
Hello Russell,
I have Toka and Gracious Plums. It's been some time since they flowered but Toka was first, followed by Gracious about 5 days later. In the past, Toka has been a good pollinator for Gracious and Black Ice. Unfortunately, we got a cold snap and some wet weather and it looks like we won't get many plums this year. I planted Northern Blue, a European type, last year and it flowered this year. I've tried European Plums before but they all suffered badly from Black Knot. My Pears, Nova and Blake's Pride, haven't started to bloom yet. It's been 5 years since I planted Blake's Pride and 3 for Nova. How long did it take yours to come into flower? My Plums have started blooming within 2-3 years.
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