Blessing on Blossoming Fruit Trees
• Although the ideal situation is for the blessing to be said during the month of Nissan, it would seem that post facto (bedi’eved), if one did not see the trees blossoming until the month of Iyar, it would be permitted to say the blessing.2
There are a number of authorities, including Eliyah Rabbah, who say that if one did not say the blessing the first time, it can still be said when seeing it the second time. However, the Alter Rebbe does not agree. According to his view, if one missed the opportunity the first time that he saw it, he cannot say it again during that year.
Seder Birchos ha-Nehenin 13:14; Ketzos ha-Shulchan 66:9; Badei ha-Shulchan 69:18.
Nit’ei Gavriel, Pesach 6:7.
Badei ha-Shulchan 69:18.
Nit’ei Gavriel, Pesach 6:13.
Nit’ei Gavriel, quoting Minchas Yitzchak 10:16.