[NAFEX] growing fruit trees close to the ground-peach bud hardiness
Mark & Helen Angermayer
hangermayer at isp.com
Sun Dec 30 20:05:10 EST 2007
Dennis, are you saying out of all your peach varieties, you only got peaches
from PF-24 last summer?
----- Original Message -----
From: <Dennis Norton>
To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Sunday, December 30, 2007 6:45 PM
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] growing fruit trees close to the ground
> The key with peaches in cold temps is to keep the buds from freezing.
> are some good charts and articles on the subject after last spring's
> late freeze found at
> http://www.hrt.msu.edu/faculty/Langg/Fruit_Bud_Hardiness.html. There are
> links to articles and data that cover apples, peaches, grapes and other
> fruit. I have found the chart at
> http://web1.msue.msu.edu/vanburen/crtmptxt.htm most useful in monitoring
> own temperatures through last winter and spring. We found that the PF 24
> Flamin' Fury buds withstood temps at to below -16 while all other buds
> and produced no fruit. Hope this helps someone.
> Dennis Norton
> Royal Oak Farm Orchard
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