Blossom Forecast – March – April 2017
Globally this year trends are indicating an early spring, Eastern America have seen blossom opening 3 weeks earlier than usual (United States Geological Survey, USA National Phenology Network).
Current Blossom forecast for the ccollection
The ornamental collection is a range of colours
Malus Everest – White, Malus Liset – Pink/Mauve, Malus Sun Rival – Pink/white clusters
The traditional Prunus include Ichiyo – large white blooms, clustered
Prunus Colorata – in lilac coloured florets
Cherries are presently spectacular with the collection of over three hundred cultivars, a dominant picture of bloom.
The quince orchard, made up of Champion, Meeches Prolific and Portugal is coming into bloom, large rose like flowers and will be at maximum impact by the weekend
The apple collection is quickly coming into bloom with the early dessert varieties and some culinary varieties already prominent.