[NAFEX] Freeze Resistant Fruits

mIEKAL aND dtv at mwt.net
Tue May 3 15:12:57 EDT 2005


It's frozen almost every night here for the past couple of weeks & my 
Kieffer pear flowers look fresh as ever, no blackening.  In general tho 
I imagine this 40s in the daytime weather must also really affect 
pollination.


On May 3, 2005, at 2:06 PM, Richard Moyer wrote:

> Last night and tonight our yard resembles a poor imitation of
> Christo's Gates of Central Park, where we drape sheer fabric over
> tender blooming fruits.  This ensures our first full crop of
> fruit--strawberries.
> This morning ground temps froze water in a bucket, but tender kaki
> persimmon flower buds only 4 feet above survived, too close for
> comfort.
>
> If you are growing selections of fruit that resist frost/freezes that
> normally damage such fruits, please let us know.
> Particularly:
> Kaki persimmons or kiwi that break dormancy much later, or rebloom
> after being frozen back.
> Strawberries with frost resistant blooms.
>
> Thanks,
> Richard Moyer
> East Tennessee, USDA Zone 6, 1800'
> ___________________________________________




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