We will start to see the first flowers in March or even at the end of February which is common if the temperature is warm (like last year).
We usually remove this first flowering manually looking for a second flowering in April and May with higher temperatures and consequently better ‘jell’.
This year with soft temperatures nearly until the end of May (18º-21º during day and 12º-15º at night) mixed with windy days every day in last months has meant that flowering is too late and very limited.
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This year the idiom "spring crazy" is justified by the field reality.
During the winter and much time of spring it has rained too much, also the very soft temperatures nearly to the end of May, has not been good for our weak trees which are needed of heat for blooming.
This has contributed too much the appearance of more weeds on the farm than in previous years so the work of clearing them has been harder if it is possible.
The flowering has been another horse of a different colour...