OK,NOT chicken related...but APPLE TREE related!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by justusnak, Sep 12, 2007.

  1. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    I have an apple tree...that recently started growing new limbs....fresh green leaves...then, a few days ago...started BLOOMING! Ok, whats up?? Do I need to pull off the blooms? CRAZY TREE!!!
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Deb, my DH says to pull off any blooms so it can go dormant like it ought to be doing. We have a small orchard and he had learned to graft, etc. That is so WEIRD! He's never heard of that before.
     
  3. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Cynthia....thanks!! I will go out there tomorrow and pull them off. I swear, this little tree thinks its spring! New shoots everywhere, and blossoms...wierd. Tell your DH I said thanks! I hope it doesnt die. Its only about 3 yrs since we planted it.
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

  5. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    Hey y'all, I don't have an apple tree but this is the first year since we bought our house (7 yrs ) that our hickory tree has produced nuts and the squirrels are going bonkers . My grandmama said to watch the animals and thy would tell you what kind of winter was to come. Oh Boy are we in trouble.
     
  6. chickenranchwife

    chickenranchwife Chillin' With My Peeps

    I too believe we are in for a long winter. When I got up this morning it was 30 outside. We got our first frost lastnight. There are animals around everywhere. I heard coyotes behind the barn lastnight, but couldn't see them as the weeds are too high.
     
  7. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    Don't if he's right, but the 'tree expert' on our local newscast said this summer that the drought could cause trees to try and produce late fruit because they were dying. He said they use thier last energy to reproduce if odds are bad for surviving the winter.
    Don't remember if he said to prune them or not, though, and can't find this topic reproduced on his page of the WBIR website.
    Will send in the question and see, though...
     
  8. jessied1227

    jessied1227 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not an apple tree thing, but the neighbor's crocus rebloomed just this week. I've *never* seen crocus rebloom, and it's a flower my Dad has always had around. When I called my Dad to ask him about it, he said they said in the old days that reblooming meant a horrid winter.

    We got down to 38 last night up here, and some of our trees are starting to turn.

    I believe we are in for an awful winter.

    JMHO-
    Jess
     
  9. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    I ordered my 2008 Old Farmer's Almanac a couple of days ago, so we'll see what it forecasts....
     
  10. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    Please keep us posted with the outcome.
     

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