Re: Apple-Crop: Spring 2008

2008-02-16 Thread Jon Clements
Hi Con, it is always interesting to hear what you have to say across the 'puddle.' Hard to believe it is somewhat spring-like there already. Here in the northeast U.S. it has been a pretty snowy winter, particularly in the mountains of northern New England where the skiers are having a

Apple-Crop: Spring 2008

2008-02-14 Thread Con.Traas
Hello all, We are experiencing a lovely warm spell for this time of the year, and St. Valentine's Day. Although warm, the trees are not so advanced as they were a few years ago, when the first Victoria plum trees started flowering at this time. So, at the moment it looks as though (assuming the

Re: Apple-Crop: Spring 2008

2008-02-14 Thread Bill Shoemaker
Con It is still the dead of winter here, with Spring still far away. Bill Shoemaker, Sr Research Specialist, Food Crops University of Illinois - St Charles Horticulture Research Center - Chicago metro west www.nres.uiuc.edu/faculty/directory/shoemaker_wh.html

Re: Apple-Crop: Spring 2008

2008-02-14 Thread Jill Kelly
) and is experienced, skilled and reliable but very expensive. We had our best crop in several years in 2007 but can only hope for a repeat in 2008. Art Kelly From: Con.Traas To: Apple-Crop Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 10:51 AM Subject: Apple-Crop: Spring 2008 Hello all, We