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Time to cover my peach trees?

Posted by Chris-7b-GA none (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 18, 13 at 20:48

I am looking forward to my first crop of peaches from my 2 year Challenger and Cresthaven trees. I thought they were considered late blooming varieties since the chill hours are around 950 but I think they are at the pink stage right now with big pink buds that look like they are ready to pop open.

I are expecting a low of 28 Wednesday night, will this kill the buds? Do I need to cover the trees? The only thing I can think of to cover them is a large tarp, not sure if that would help, any thoughts from you veterans would be appreciated, thanks!

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RE: Time to cover my peach trees?

  • Posted by fruitnut z7b-8a,4500ft SW TX (My Page) on
    Mon, Mar 18, 13 at 21:29

With buds about to open you should still be good down to the low 20s. See chart linked below.

Here is a link that might be useful: illustrated spring frost thresholds

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