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The average high temperature for June is 104 F and average low is 78 F. The average rainfall drops to about a sixteenth of an inch total for the month with an average of one rainy day occurring during this month.
The average humidity in our area for June is 19%, with a morning average of 24% and afternoon low of 11%.
In May and June, soursop flowers heavily, but flowers year-round. Soursop fruit can be harvested when the spines set further apart and the skin coloring dulls and/or changes to a yellow-green color. Selective pruning can be done to maintain an open shape to promote healthy growth.
During the months of May, June, July and August mamey sapote may bloom.
June 20 to 22 is when the first day of summer occurs each year.
Divide and Conquer
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In April, May, June, July, August and September, apply iron to black sapote and mamey sapote if looking yellow.
May, June, July, August, September apply micronutrients to atemoya and mamey sapote.
In April, May, June, July, August and September, apply soluble fertilizer OR compost rich top dressing to cacao tree and mamey sapote every six weeks. Apply a soluble fertilizer to cinnamon tree, mango and coffee arabica every six weeks.
Help reduce the potential of fire blight on apple and pear trees by using a low nitrogen fertilizer.
In May, June or July rambutans may be ripe. Rambutans are ripe when the rounded part is a bright yellow, orange or red color (depending on variety)and the spikes are still green. When the spikes become black, they are overripe.
Mangos may bear fruit in May, June, July August and September.
May, June, July and August may be the time to harvest blueberries, depending on the variety. May, June, July, August and September may be the time to harvest Sapodilla.
In June, your fig breba crop may be ready. Some varieties to not produce breba crops. Check trees daily for ripe figs. Figs are ripe when they are soft to the touch, some may drip honey from the eye and the fig droops on the tree.
June, July and August check to see if the female kiwi vines have set fruit. Once that is accomplished, cut back the male vine to remove flowered wood, prune to shape and remove excessive vigorous growth to ensure open structure.
June, July and August, harvest Black Sapote. Black sapote fruit is mature when the skin becomes dull colored and the calyx flex away from the body of the fruit. Once harvested, it can take 3 to 14 days to become soft enough to eat.
June, July and August mamey sapote may be ripe. Check fruits for ripeness by scratching the scurf (thin potato-like skin) to see if the fruit changed from green to an orange or red color of the fruit.
Other harvest list: We can harvest globe artichoke, basil, blackeye beans, green snap beans, lima beans, pinto beans, soy beans, yardlong beans, sweet corn, armenian and standard cucumbers, eggplant, fennel (herb), garlic, lavender, leeks, melons, okra, bulb onions, peppers, potatoes, winter and summer squash, tomatillo, tomatoes and watermelons. Harvest angelica blossoms, apple blossoms, artichoke blossoms, bachelors buttons, banana blossoms, basil blossoms, bee balm, burnet blossoms, calendula, chamomile, chervil, chicory, chive blossoms, chrysanthemum, cilantro or coriander, common mallow, elderberry blossoms, english daisies, fennel, fuchsia, garden sorrel blossoms, garlic blossoms, geraniums, gladiolas, hibiscus, hollyhock, honeysuckle, lavender blossoms, lemon verbena, lilac, linden, marigold, marjoram blossoms, mint blossoms, pea blossoms, peonies, phlox, pineapple guava blossoms, primrose blossoms, queen anne's lace, radish flowers, rose petals, rose petals, safflower, sage blossoms, savory blossoms, scarlet runner bean blossoms, squash blossoms, sunflower, sweet woodruff, thyme blossoms, and zea mays corn shoots.
June, July and August prune suckers off of fruting trees to encourage a strong main trunk, if desired.
During spring and summer months, combat fire blight through pruning, if necessary.