The cherry tree closest to the house is blooming. It has to be the most watched tree out there. I love cherries and this is just not the place to try to grow them but I never give up.
When we lived in Missouri, we had access to a huge sugar pear tree. I put up lots and lots of sugar pear juice and canned the pears. When we moved here, two sugar pears were the first things I think we planted. I told my dad about them and he ordered three trees. His trees have made pears almost since the first year and my trees never even bloomed.
Last year, one of our trees died but this year, the remaining tree is blooming. I’m so excited at the possibility of having sugar pears.
Pears are one of my favorite fruits – especially the crunchy varieties. I think we have 8 pear trees and we’ve yet to get a single pear. In addition to losing one of our sugar pears last year, we also lost our largest pear tree. Our next to oldest pear tree is blooming this year also. It’s had a few blooms . . probably never more than five blooms in a season, and this year it’s full of blooms.
Maybe Mother Nature is trying to make amends after that late freeze that wiped out our plums and most of our peaches.
It will be an interesting year to see how the fruit trees perform. Vince has been giving them more attention so they should be happy.