Time to cover my peach trees?

Chris-7b-GA(7b)March 18, 2013

I am looking forward to my first crop of peaches from my 2 year Challenger and Cresthaven trees. I thought they were considered late blooming varieties since the chill hours are around 950 but I think they are at the pink stage right now with big pink buds that look like they are ready to pop open.

I are expecting a low of 28 Wednesday night, will this kill the buds? Do I need to cover the trees? The only thing I can think of to cover them is a large tarp, not sure if that would help, any thoughts from you veterans would be appreciated, thanks!

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fruitnut Z7 4500ft SW TX

With buds about to open you should still be good down to the low 20s. See chart linked below.

Here is a link that might be useful: illustrated spring frost thresholds

    Bookmark   March 18, 2013 at 9:29PM
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