Late start to growing season in the interior of British Columbia
April 28, 2023 By Greenhouse Canada
April 28, 2023 – According to the BC Fruit Growers Association, fruit growing season for the BC Interior is about two weeks behind schedule. They note “while blossom and harvest times can vary as much or as little as three weeks from season-to-season, 2023 is about two weeks later than usual.”
Cherries sustained bud damage but is it predicted the overall tonnage will not be impacted due to the size of the remaining, growing supply. Apples and pears do not appear to have sustained much damage and could likely have a normal harvest this year. Apricots, however, sustained bud damage due to extreme cold in November and December last year. This has the association estimating that the crop will be very light, as apricots are the most tender tree fruit.
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