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Anything I can do for my Japanese Plum to keep it warm tonight?

Posted by prachi 6b (NJ) (My Page) on
Mon, May 13, 13 at 18:09

Ok... another person griping about the weather (I was reading Windfall_rob's post.. I should be greatful its not getting that cold)... I knew this was a risk with Japanese Plums but my Shiro plum tree finished flower a few weeks ago and has a number of blueberry sized fruit .... we are expecting temps down to 32 degrees (luckily only around 5AM so it won't stay low for too long with the sun rising around 6AM.

Is there anything I can do? I was thinking about putting socks on some of the branches (my socks aren't that long though)

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RE: Anything I can do for my Japanese Plum to keep it warm tonigh

  • Posted by fruitnut z7b-8a,4500ft SW TX (My Page) on
    Mon, May 13, 13 at 18:31

Most effective is a cover and heat source. But at 32F for a short time there shouldn't be damage.

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

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