Nonpareil (NP) and Wood Colony (WC). The Monterey (MT) are a few days behind the others which is normal. Relieved to see that the varieties will be blooming very close to one another. The NP were so far ahead of the others last year that it really hurt our production. Last year was a strange one in many ways.
The weather forecast is not a very good one. The prediction for rain is not too bad but they are calling for a very cold remainder of February. The buds are not highly sensitive just yet, but they become more susceptible to frost as they open. Let us pray for a warming trend without too much rain.