CLICK TO SEE SLIDE SHOW. . . . . . In early Spring, Dr. Jim Conroy visited the Apple orchard in Alford, MA, to begin the EcoPeace Treaty.
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These buds for Apple Blossoms look good as of April 12, 2014. But, alas, just as they would be reaching the blossom stage, the Berkshire area of Massachusetts would have a late freeze. Most of the blossoms would be lost.
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Later in the season, the trees would bear Robin's nests, but not apples.
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Plenty of green leaves, but almost no apples.
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2014 Apples in the Berkshires

These buds for Apple Blossoms look good as of April 12, 2014.

But, alas, just as they would be reaching the blossom stage, the Berkshire area of Massachusetts would have a late freeze.  Most of the blossoms would be lost.

Without blossoms, there were very few apples this year anywhere in the Berkshires.  So, Dr. Jim’s EcoPeace Treaty work with the Apple trees and their diseases went on hold.

 

 

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