In the Feb.17, 2007 issue of Western Farm Press, a story on almond chilling hours quoted University of California Cooperative Extension Specialist Mark Freeman of Fresno County as saying the high number of ‘06-'07 chilling hours would spark an early February bloom in almonds. The correct information is once the number of required chilling hours are met in almonds then warmer temperatures allowing buds to grow and develop largely control the bloom date.