Mike Biltonen is passionate and has a point of view about growing food. Formally trained in pomology, he has spent the last twenty four years working with trees and small fruits including apples, peaches, raspberries, Asian pears, red currants, and the luscious TriStar strawberry all using progressive ecological farming methods.
Hi Mike, so glad I found you on this site.
Boy do I have a question for you about apple trees. I live here in Mt and we are having a late, heavey, spring snow. My apple tree started getting it's leaves a week ago, then this storm hit !
Well, needless to say, there was a freeze that came along with the snow, everything is coverd in a blanket of white right now & over 2 ft of snow going on out side right now. At night the temperature is staying in the mid 30's and, 40's during the day. I am wondering if there is any hope for this lone apple tree in my back yard, to produce any fruit this year, even if the buds were'nt budded out yet ?
I just moved back to Mt, after being out of state for a year in a half. I was really looking forward to these delicious apples this tree gives the family.
Is all hope gone for this year, is there any advise you can give me ?