[NAFEX] pawpaw flowers & freeze temp
lovehd at comcast.net
Tue Apr 27 13:47:28 EDT 2010
Pawpaws fail to set fruit here in TN quite commonly due to spring freezes,
so they seem to be quite sensitive. From my experience, plastic bags can
INCREASE the damage massively. If the bag is clear or white and you can keep
it from touching anything, then it may help. Dark colored material will
radiate heat very efficiently, so it should always be avoided. I have used
double layers of white sheets over mine without issues. I doubt that 32F
would be a problem, but 28-29F for a few hours could do the flowers in.
----- Original Message -----
From: "mIEKAL aND" <qazingulaza at gmail.com>
To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Tuesday, April 27, 2010 8:53 AM
Subject: [NAFEX] pawpaw flowers & freeze temp
> For the first time I have a couple PA Golden pawpaws in full flower &
> of course it's gonna get around 32 tonight. I don't think we're
> expecting a hard frost. I have a huge plastic bag laying around & was
> wondering if that would do the trick. How susceptible are the
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