[nafex] Apricot Protection
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Thu Mar 22 14:08:33 EDT 2012
It seems like that far north apricots would be real long shot. Here in
NM they rarely set fruit because of late frosts. Maybe once in 7 years.
Of course further north your spring might not be as warm as ours.
I've never figured out a practical method for protecting tree flowers
from late frost. I once set my temperature alarm so that if the
temperature was going to go below freezing (usually 5:30 or 6 am) it
would wake me up. My plan was to spray water on the trees. But when I
got out there, the hose was already frozen solid!!
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On 3/22/2012 11:54 AM, Caren Kirk wrote:
> Following Steve's e-mail about early pruning due to excessively warm
> weather I am starting to freak out about the apricot I planted last
> spring. Being that it's the first winter here and then with this yo-yo
> temperatures, does anyone have any suggestions on how to protect the
> blossoms. I'm a long way from that right now, the buds haven't even
> begun to swell yet but it won't be long with this warm weather and I
> like to be prepared!
> Any advice appreciated.
> Caren Kirk
> St. Jerome, QC
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