So far so good. Even with last week's icicles covering the partially opened flower buds, the nectarine tree has weathered the recent cold. Even more vulnerable now, we wait and hope that there won't be a late cold snap.
The nectarine tree pictured is a dwarf variety which, after its sixth year, began producing some nice sized, juicy and delicious fruit. With the late heavy frost last year, the production wasn't as good as the year before, although it did manage to provide a small basket full of fruit. Maybe this year will be its first bumper crop.
With all the moisture we've had this winter, the tree seems to be off to a very good start, as it is completely loaded with blossoms. With yesterday's temperature in the 70s and today's temperature expected to hit 80, there will be no stopping its blooming frenzy.
Hurray! Hurray for spring!