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Follow The Bud 2022

Meet “Bud”

This year we will be following “Bud”, an apple bud who is doing his best to become an apple, and a star. Starting in March, we will be taking a photo regularly to document Bud’s progress.

Follow along on Facebook and Instagram to watch Bud grow into a beautiful apple!

Apple Blossom Stages

Dormant

The buds are inactive.

Silvertip

Fruit bud scales separate and shows a grey/silver tip.

1/4 Inch Green

1/4 Inch of leaf tissue is showing and protecting the bud.

 

1/2 Inch Green

1/2 Inch of leaf tissue is showing and protecting the bud.

Tight Cluster

the blossoms are mostly exposed, but tightly grouped.

Pink

The blossom buds are pink and clustered.

Bloom

The blossoms begin to open.

Full Bloom

All blossoms are fully open.

Petal Fall

About 75% of the petals have fallen.

Post Bloom & Fruit Set (Curent)

The fruit on set blossoms is apparent.