[nafex] Iced

Gordon Nofs gc_nofs at hotmail.com
Thu Mar 21 10:21:29 EST 2002


One year when a late freeze was to hit while the Hardy Kiwis,Pawpaw, and 
pecans were either in blossem or starting I ran a sprinkler all night. It 
was a solid block of ice next morning. But it surprised me cause everything 
that had been iced continued to blossem and fruit ones that didn't get iced 
were done.
     Gordon====================


----Original Message Follows----
From: Claude Jolicoeur <cjoli at gmc.ulaval.ca>
Reply-To: nafex at yahoogroups.com
To: nafex at yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [nafex] Bill's Nectar Peachcot
Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2002 10:11:38 -0500

Lucky,
I have a possible solution for you...

Buy yourself one of these artificial snow machines that they use in ski
centers, blow 6 feet of snow in your orchard, and the time required to melt
the snow will delay bloom past the late freeze date...
But I will agree with you that this method also has some inconveniences.
Claude

A 09:02 02.03.21 -0600, vous avez crit :
 >I've pretty well abandoned any hope of them ever fruiting - if I get a 
crop
 >of peaches one year out of five, it's a miracle.  All my Japanese hybrid
 >plums, pluots, and apricots are in full bloom right now, and we're still
 >quite a long way from a frost-free date.
 >
 >Lucky Pittman





Gordon C. Nofs
Flint, MI.


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