Texas Fruit Growers Association

Spring Freeze Effect on Fruit Set

Peaches
             
% Kill at: First Swell Late Swell Pink Bud First Bloom Full Bloom Post Bloom
10% 18 23 25 26 27 30
90% 2 9 15 21 24 25
  Temperature in Degree's Fahrenheit
                           
Apples
             
% Kill at: Silver Tip Half-Inch Green Full Pink First Bloom Full Bloom Post Bloom
10% 15 23 28 28 28 28
90% 2 15 25 25 25 25
  Temperature in Degree's Fahrenheit
             
Reference from: THE TEXAS HORTICULTURIST, Feb 1988, page 21


Last Updated on 3/9/2003
By Steve Young
Email: orchard@wf.net