Spring has arrived

It has finally warmed up and several days with high temperatures in the 80’s have pushed the bloom along and the petals are starting to fall.  We survived the 24 degree morning on April 22 because the buds were still not fully open.  We have had several days of good pollination weather.  Honeycrisp crop will be light this year – overall it looks like probably about 80% of our record crop last year.

Four months to go and a lot depends on the weather, but having a reasonable amount of bloom and good pollination is a good start.  Stay tuned for updates.

We took advantage of the bloom and some sunshine to take some pictures of some of Sylvia’s quilts.