Mt. Nusatsum

Mt. Nusatsum

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Cherry Blossoms

One of our cherry trees burst into full bloom late this week.  Cherries in Bella Coola are a big fruit crop -- most years.  In my experience what tends to limit the years that we get poor crops are when blossoming happens too early and there are a lack of pollinators or we might even get a frost.  It seems to me that this year is a bit early for this tree to be flowering, but then nothing has been normal this year so if we get a warm spell for the next few weeks and the bees get busy we'll have our usual cherry crop just shortly after the first week in July. The problem with cherries in the Bella Coola Valley is that when it's a good year -- it's a good year and you can't give them anyway because everyone has a cherry tree and all will have gorged ourselves on cherries.  Fortunately for us the crows, robins, stellar jays and cedar wax wings all help make sure that all that's left are pits.  Grizzly

1 comment:

  1. Send them north to Prince George then!!