California stone fruit bloom in the San Joaquin valley has been pushed
along by the recent stretch of warm weather. Apricot (top photo) cling
peach (middle photo) and cherry (bottom photo) crops are all out in full
bloom. The cling peach crop north of Sacramento is in full bloom today
as well. This is the earliest full bloom date for that area since 1995.
The bloom is large with very few gaps on the trees. The same is true for
the almond crop statewide. The warm and dry weather recently should
also allow for a good set of fruit on these trees.