As the winter snowpack melts over the spring and summer, it is a significant source of irrigation water for Washington State farms. The snowpack in Washington tends to peak in April. This year statewide snowpack measured 80% of normal according to the Department of Ecology...READ MORE
Good bloom weather will help to set peach, plum, and apricots this year in California. The bloom period was very late this year compared to other years.
Plums are the fruiting bodies from plants that belong to the subgenus Prunus (1). They have a smooth pit and a groove running down one side of the fruit. Plums have been cultivated all over the world since prehistoric times. Like other fruits such as apples, plums are available in many different varieties.
Tree fruit crops in California are starting to bloom, but cold wet weather this month may delay some of them.
California stone fruit has been packed and sold for the past few weeks. The size of the crop seems to be good... Click title to read more.