Mar 19, 2014
Citrus Blooming Already in March
Normally they do not declare a citrus bloom until around the first of April. However, with temperatures consistently in the upper 60s and often in the mid- to upper-70s,
all crops are well ahead of average.
The bloom is critical to the county’s $750 million industry that has been rocked by pests,
cold and now a lack of water.
The temperature this weekend is predicted to be in the 80s, maybe even the 90s in some areas.
It is one of the earliest dates ever to see a temperature that high, said Scott Borgioli,
chief meteorologist with WeatherAg.
“It is early,” agreed Bob Blakley with California Citrus Mutual.
“The earliest date historically was March 22.
Note: Maybe just maybe we might get some really nice fruit and lower prices, this year.