Latest Bloom Prediction
Updated April 23, 2019
Green Tips signal second stage
Episode 7 of Sakura Watch 2019 has been posted (read the latest update here). Days of warmer spring-like weather has finally helped the trees to move into the third stage of bud development. The blossom buds now appear to have swelled in size, and have a more bulbous shape. The florets have even begun to peak out on some of the buds that are further along.
Official bloom prediction
With the latest progress seen in the trees, and taking into account the weather forecast for the next couple of weeks, I’m now confident in predicting that we should see the first cherry blossoms begin to open up in early May.
This will then be followed by the peak bloom, when approximately 70% of the blossoms have opened, to be between May 7-12. My next visit later this week should help confirm those dates.
Thanks for visiting and be sure to read the latest post to see the video and photos. As always, watch for more updates soon!