Tree Following April 2021 - press pause

April finds the Quince Brothers leafing up well and seriously considering blossoming.  My message to the brothers is 'press pause and wait a moment.'
Quince Major is now what I would call a fine looking tree.  The trunk is now several inches in diameter making a young, but not a very young tree.
He is covered in fat plump blossom buds.
Absolutely covered in them.  It is usually around this time of year that I have a little worry that the amazing chartreuse foliage maybe a little too pale.  It always turns out fine so this year I shall admire the colour and move on.
Quince Minor is a few years younger and has trunk of around about 1 or 2 inches in diameter, so is still in the 'very young' category.  Despite this Minor produced his first quince last year so I have high hopes this year.
I don't think I have ever seen so many buds on Minor, he really is looking great this year.
So I am ridiculously hopeful, even by usual over-optimistic standards, that this year will see a bumper crop of quinces.

But I do need them to pause and not have premature blossoming.  We are having below freezing overnight temperatures at the moment and I need the blossoms to stay safe.

So keep everything crossed for me.  The next week could be make or break for this year's quince hopes.

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Stay safe and be kind.

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  1. I hope they've done okay through these cold nights! I think we're due a couple more frosts before things warm up a bit again.

    Anyway, both Major and Minor are looking great :)

    1. Thanks, they look ok at the moment, I am keeping an eye on them. It looks like after Tuesday it will warm up a little at night #fingerscrossed!

  2. Interesting that you have two trees that are slightly different ages so can see the differences as they grow. Fingers crossed for the blossom given the recent weather. xx

  3. I hope you'll get a record breaking harvest of quinces this year :)

  4. Those buds and leaves are such a wonderful colour! Hope they don't bloom too soon!

  5. Looking good at the moment but obviously fingers crossed for no more frosts. Those winds from the north and east are a bit chilling at the moment.
    I do love that word chartreuse...
    All the best :)


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