[NAFEX] Critical Spring Temperatures for Tree Fruit
nottke1 at earthlink.net
Thu Apr 9 20:28:07 EDT 2009
Thanks for the charts! Where we are west of Winston-Salem, on Tuesday morning this week it got down to 30 degrees at 5:30am and down to 28 degrees at 7:30 am, as measured 4 ft off the ground on the north side of a dogwood tree. So far I have not seen any damage on plum (past shuck), peach (starting to shuck), apple (full bloom), or pear (past bloom). The apricots got caught by the hard freeze two weeks ago.
>From: dmnorton at royaloakfarmorchard.com
>Sent: Apr 9, 2009 1:34 PM
>To: North American Fruit Explorers <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
>Subject: [NAFEX] Critical Spring Temperatures for Tree Fruit
>It's that time of year when we become concerned a bit more with our spring temperatures and that lingering possibility of a late spring frost while our various fruit trees are in bloom. So I though it would post the links to the Michigan State "Critical Spring Temperatures for Tree Fruit and Small Fruit Bud Stages" for everyone to review.
>Text Version: http://www.canr.msu.edu/vanburen/crtmptxt.htm
>PDF Version: http://www.canr.msu.edu/vanburen/fruitfreeze.pdf
>For more information on the chart, just follow the links on the text version at the bottom of the page.
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