Fruit Tree Frost Damage

The last three weeks have been warm and then cold, rain, ice, sleet, snow, we’ve had it all.

Our cherry trees were in full bloom and BAM and now they’re brown and all the blooms have fell off.Image result for blooming cherry trees

Our peach trees had started blooming and BAM, the blooms are falling off.Image result for blooming peach trees

Heavy bloom on the plum trees looks now like they’ve been burnt.Image result for blooming plum trees

The apple trees are budding and the quince tree is budding.  The rhubarb leaves are curled up and the asparagus stems are mushy.

We’ve had a lot of very warm days and then the temps drop in the 20’s*.  Mother Nature just isn’t being very nice in this spring of 2018.

 

Author: countrygirllifeonthefarm

I am a wife, mother, and grandmother that lives on a farm in Craig County, Virginia and I am retired. I love to cook, read, quilt, craft, garden, hunt and take long walks in the woods. I have one gorgeous teen granddaughter, a wonderful little grandson and two beautiful and caring children, boy & girl. I've been married to my farmer husband for 46 years and he's the "love of my life"!! I love doing things the "old" way such as canning, making maple syrup & cider, handcrafts and baking. I've taught myself to crochet, embroider, and quilt with help from my paternal grandmother. I could read until the cows come home. We live off the products we raise and hunt for the most part. We run 75 head of cattle on our farm, 30 chickens, three rabbits and one dog. I help my husband with the cattle, feeding the livestock, hauling in firewood, fence repair, and general maintenance on the farm. I was a stay-at-home mom to my children and then went to work when they finished high school. I was a cook at a School for At-Risk Teens and part-time substitute teacher. Then I started work at our local Farm Bureau and stayed there for 17 years. I worked at Virginia Tech for almost five years and decided to take early retirement in July of 2015. NOW, I'm a full-time farmwife and loving every minute of it! I love to read fiction and the Bible. I'm currently hooked on quilting novels and Annie's Attic mysteries. I started this blog in 2011 and have met so many interesting bloggers and have kept up with my friends through my blog. I love to hunt with my bow and rifle and with a camera. We hunt to fill the freezer and cellar but would never kill anything for the fun of it. I have friends and family all over the United States. Some of my ancestry last names are Bradley, Dickson, Hylton, and Rose. I've lost both of my parents to brain cancer and miss them very much. I have one sister and four living brothers. I was raised in Paint Bank VA and moved to New Castle VA when I married. I went to school in Waiteville, WV, Gap Mills, WV and New Castle Va with a short semester of college at Virginia Western Community College in Roanoke VA.

5 thoughts on “Fruit Tree Frost Damage”

  1. Gosh, I am so sorry! I understand that frustration. Our pears and apricots are gone again for another season. So you and I continue on hoping for settled warm weather.

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  2. It has been a very cold spring. That’s terrible having those killing frosts so late. I’ve been dragging my tomatoes and pepper seedlings in from the unheated greenhouse at night, hopefully some real spring weather is just around the corner.

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  3. Oh, that is so sad! I know it happens in other climates, but it is sad to read about anyway. It happens here only rarely. That is why orchards were so common here decades ago. It is frustrating when it happens, after so carefully pruning and working with the trees before bloom.

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  4. Oh, no, that’s terrible. Since our blossoms don’t come out until late May, all our recent cold wind, rain, sleet, ice pellets, and even some snow only damage our spirit! 😉

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