Saturday, April 10, 2010
First blossom of the year: Apricot
Beautiful bees and blossomsThe apricot tree must somehow know that the weather forecast for the coming week shows night-time lows only in the lower thirties. Perfect for cool weather crops like brassicas (cabbage, etc) onions and peas, but too early for fruit to survive the inevitable spring freezes that are still to come this spring (into early June on average). Anyway, regardless if it bears fruit or not, it's an amazing show of white petals to watch, usually dancing with heavily laden bees. The latter so occupied and friendly that you can almost pet them. I have 3 varieties of apples, 5 varieties of peaches, and this apricot tree. I'll post the dates when each blossoms.