Bud Break

March 15th, 2022

I was shocked to see buds breaking before the middle of March. Typically it happens in mid-April. Juan Carlo did not take his annual trip back to Mexico this year, so pruning started a month earlier than expected; this, combined with warmer weather, has brought an end to dormancy and the start of another vintage.   I intentionally delayed pruning the Bayview block until March to push back the bud break.  This block often suffers from the brutal wind when the vertical shoots are tender and susceptible to break. All of the images in the clip were taken on the day.