2-17-15

THE PEACH CROP COULD BE IN PERIL.  The forecast is calling for two nights with lows of single digits.  I have never seen temps that low in February.  In 1985 the peach crop was killed in January by similar temps.  If the forecast is correct there will be damage.  It is hard to predict the severity.  It could be that some varieties survive.  At this time there is an ice coating on some limbs due to last night’s freezing rain.  I think an ice coat could provide some insulation to the buds on selective limbs.  I should know something when it warms up enough to thaw out the buds.  Check back for more peach news.

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