Late season!

Finally we’re starting to see juvenile leaves on most varieties of walnut with Fernor & Lara & Bonifac & Kesei just about breaking the terminal bud.

I’d estimate flowering will be 3-5 weeks late this year but as long as we have a reasonable summer we should be ok for a good crop as it’s actually rained quite a lot and warmed up somewhat.

The Carya & Heartnuts are also breaking bud although they all started early in April and then got stopped by the cold weather.

Fingers crossed that this year we have no late May frosts!