As reported by the Institute for Rural Development, in the south of the province of Mendoza, peaches, apricot trees, and plums for fresh consumption are already beginning to bloom, while the flowering of the plums and peaches destined for the industry is delayed.
The Tilton apricot variety reaches a 7% flowering and the fruit set stands at 1.3%.
The peaches that present a more advanced state of flowering are the ones that are grown fresh. The June Gold variety has the most advanced flowering with 13.5% and the Rich Lady variety reaches 3.7%, Meanwhile, the other varieties, such as the O'Henry, are more delayed.
The situation of the peach for the processing industry varies according to its variety; the Bowen variety already has an 8.5% flowering, while the rest still have no significant progress.
The flowering of the Santa Rosa plum, which is grown for fresh consumption, is already at 27%, while the D´Agen variety, which is destined for the industry, is just beginning to show its corolla with a 16,6%.
Meanwhile, the pear crop's flowering has still not begun anywhere in the province.