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frost damage

frost damage
Posted by Nicole from NY/4 on 2002-04-20 07:49:23

We just had a very warm spell. During this time, our friut trees have blossomed, and many other things have started sprouting up.
The weather forecast is calling for cold temperatures again this coming week (and maybe longer) with lows in the low 30's and upper 20's. How much damage can we expect from this? Will we lose the fruiting ability of the trees for this season? Its mainly our plum
peach, and cherry trees that have already blossomed...but our apples are all budded. Any suggestions on how to "save" them?
Thanks
  • Fruit tree blossoms and frost
    Posted by Kimm from 4a/5b-MI on 2002-04-20 08:21:37

    There is a stage in which fruit tree blossoms are very susceptible to a frost so If you want fruits from those trees you will need to offer some protection. The easiest form of protection, unless you have a gazillion trees, is to put a tent of some material, such as the stuff sheer curtains are made of, over the trees. Orchardist set up sprinklers or smudge pots (they may be against the law now) to protect their trees.
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