Return to the Fruit & Orchards Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Frost kill

Posted by bhawkins 8a Dallas (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 6, 13 at 9:35

The frost last week killed the dozen pomegranates at my house. Temp in the driveway got down to 29 degrees for an hour, temp in the backyard where the trees are may have been a little colder. When this happened to a Wonderful pom a couple years ago it grew back fast, so there's hope. The pom's at my office a mile away, & at another office 3 miles away, are fine.

Looks like the Robada apricot wont have any fruit this year. Supposedly many apricots in Texas only bear fruit every 3-4 years; & the Robada bore last year; so I don't know whether the lack of fruit is due to the frost, or the tree.

I planted a mail order persimmon the week before the frost; leaves are all dead; hopefully more come out.

I had planted 2 small mail order figs which were leafed out, those leaves are dead. Hopefully the figs come back from the roots.

Other trees seem fine; apples, peaches, jujube's, blackberries, grapes, pears, persimmons, etc


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Frost kill

  • Posted by fruitnut z7b-8a,4500ft SW TX (My Page) on
    Sat, Apr 6, 13 at 12:19

Robada like most apricots has no tendency to alternate bearing in my experience. If there's no fruit it was the freeze. If you left on tons of fruit it might reduce bloom the next year. But if yours bloomed this year, and it almost certainly did, it would set absent the freeze.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Fruit & Orchards Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here