The effect of crop load on budbreak
influences return bloom in alternate bearing 'Pixie' mandarin.
In New York, scientists have been recording grape bloom dates for about 50 years and budbreak
(when tender new buds emerge from the vine) for about 35 years.
However, the moisture disappeared as hot weather continued through May and accelerated budbreak
. The season seemed set to deliver another early harvest until wildfire smoke settled over the southern half of
On the single vineyard labels, for example, the sun is represented by a green orb in turn surrounded by 24 golden dots that signify the 24 months necessary for the creation of wines-from budbreak
on through harvesting, aging and bottling.
However, as winter chill accumulation increases, the heat required for spring budbreak
decreases (SPARKS, 2005).
--and everywhere of a sudden spring, budbreak
, birds purling sixteenth notes, even the ravens, beach plum in frilly white nightgowns, and the dune's strict dun eelgrassing chartreuse.
Branches were selected in the spring of 2006, prior to budbreak
. I marked each branch with a loose wire tie, and counted leaves at intervals through the growing season.
among the trees is one of the great spring dramas in Rock Creek Park.
Table 1 provides estimates of tolerance to saturation for some common tree and vine crops before and after budbreak
compiled through a survey of UC ANR Cooperative Extension (UCCE) commodity experts.
High soil moisture will keep the root zone cool, so in a wet year budbreak
will be delayed more than in a dry year.