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Cold Killed Half of Washington's Cherry Blossoms

Discussion in 'Trees & Shrubs' started by Nyboy, Mar 18, 2017 at 2:39 PM.

  1. Mar 18, 2017 at 2:39 PM
    Nyboy

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    WE have had fruit blossoms frozen before, twice in the last 7 years!!! Funny, though, MY Montmorency cherries haven't been affected, but I think they come out later.
    Say, does ANYbody every harvest those cherries?!? :hu
     
  3. Mar 18, 2017 at 5:56 PM
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    Got my peach blossoms...they are all just brown on the trees.
     
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    I thought that all of mine were dead last year, and then my DH noticed in August that I had peaches up high. Start looking at the tallest branches later this year. You may JUST have a few. The 8 I got in 2016 were picture perfect!
     
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    ducks, I just assumed the Washington cherry trees were ornamental only, that any cherries produced would be tiny. Maybe bird food.
     
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    Suppose to be a amazing sight. I remember Miss Hartnet talking about seeing them in person.
     
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    Too early a bloom for my DC trip. Sigh!
     
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    I've been to Arlington when the cherry trees were in bloom....it's a stunningly beautiful sight!

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    Ducks, I'll keep that in mind about the blossoms....could be if there is any fruit to be had they will be bigger for being the only ones on the tree.
     
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    Weren't the trees a gift from japan ?
     
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