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"Mist peach trees during freezes" they said...

 
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...and so I'm trying it this year (after losing blossoms to late freezes the previous 2 years):

We shall see...
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I am guessing that this is to keep them from warming up too early during early spring thaws?

If so, I hope it works for you. I think the only bad thing that could happen is if it gets blustery and things start cracking because they're frozen solid.

If that doesn't happen, I think the melting ice will keep the trees cold during thaws that would otherwise cause them to come out of winter dormancy like your last ones did.

Good luck, though, and keep us posted.

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Old Dan over at Plant Abundance has a series from beginning to end regarding freezing water to the tree to protect it/them.

Here's his results.  


Good luck.
 
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Chris, I hope you will come back later on this spring and follow up on your experiment.  
 
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Are they all the same variety? My strategy is different varieties with different chill hours. I may never get a mega harvest, but i should get a good harvest every year.

This is untested speculation on my part. Time will tell.
 
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wayne fajkus wrote:Are they all the same variety? My strategy is different varieties with different chill hours. I may never get a mega harvest, but i should get a good harvest every year.

This is untested speculation on my part. Time will tell.



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