Blossom calendar

Fruit trees bursting into flower is one of the first indications that winter truly is on the back foot and the new year of nature's calendar is beginning. If the conditions are right, some trees may be unfurling their first blooms as early as the end of January, and as our climate warms this is becoming more common.

Apricot
(Prunus amygdalas

Late February
apricot blossoms 1338682 Prunus armeniaca crop.jpg
Prunus cerasifera blossom copyright Bob Gibbons.jpg

Cherry Plum
(Prunus cerasifera

 February to March

Peach
(Prunus persica

 February to March
Peach blossom Puddin Tain crop.jpg
almond-blossom Prunus amygdalus.jpg

Almond
(Prunus dulcis)

 February
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Sloe (blackthorn) 
(Prunus spinosa)

Early March

Plum
(Prunus domestica

March
Plum blossom _ Photographed in Newton, Suffolk, England. _ Dean Morley crop.jpg
Cherry blossom (2) sm.jpg

Sweet cherry
(Prunus avium)

Early April

Damson 
(Prunus insititia

April
Damson blossom.jpg
Sour cherry by KitAy.jpg

Sour cherry 
(Prunus cerasus

Mid April

Pear
(Pyrus communis)

April
Blossom pear sm.jpg
apple blossom crop.jpg

Apple
(Malus domestica

Mid April through May

Quince
(Cydonia oblonga)

Mid-May
Cydonia_oblonga_04.jpg
Medlar_blossom crop.jpg

Medlar
(Mespilus germanica

May