Our efforts at creating an ice coat on the trees did very little good. We won’t even bother with doing that again.
There’s good news though. The trees that had buds that had not opened up yet seem to be ok . . so long as we don’t have another hard freeze, and believe it or not, that is still possible.
Above is a pear tree. It’s very windy out and I had a hard time getting decent pictures. This one didn’t have any blooms before the freeze so, if it ends up making pears, this will probably be our best pear producer.
This is a peach that has a good amount of blooms but you might can see that there are a lot of damaged blossoms that will just fall off and not produce.
This is another pear and you can see how many damaged blossoms are on it. But, thankfully, there are enough blooms that we can hope for a few pears.
This is my new pluerry (plum/cherry mix). It’s a wimpy little stalk for as many blooms as it has but first year trees don’t usually produce.
There are lots of apple blossoms that were damaged but a whole lot that weren’t open yet and they should be fine. I think the apple blossoms are the prettiest of all our fruit flowers.
We have three big apricot trees that have been here six years and in that time, we’ve had ONE tiny little apricot. Maybe this year they’ll produce. Typically, apricots bloom early and here, the standard varieties would always freeze back so we bought late blooming varieties. It will probably be a couple of weeks before they even bloom.
So . . there’s hope, and like I said before, we don’t need to be eating a lot of fruit so maybe Mother Nature was helping us with our diets. She knows we are not to be trusted when fresh peaches, plums and pears are out there waiting to be picked.