Bud break began in mid-April, well aligned with historical averages. Bloom was slightly
advanced, beginning in the third week of May. Wind and rain contributed to some shatter at that
time. Late July and early August saw some heat spikes, but, overall, it was a fairly moderate,
Harvest began the third week of August, about a week ahead of long-term averages but well
aligned with many recent years. This was followed by a hot beginning of September, which
led to feverish picking of early ripening varieties.
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