WOW Citrus are hardy!
Usually around this time of year, we will get some freak days where temps are in the 50's and 60's but for the past 4 or 5 days now, we have been above the 50 degree mark. Nightime temps have been pretty warm also, so I have been slowly moving tropicals outdoors.
Yesterday morning I thought I was going to have a heart attack...I think you guys will understand.
Before I went to bed, I checked the local weather, and temps were not predicted to drop below 32. I got up in the a.m. and went to my kitchen and from the window, I could see a light frost on the ground! I thought my 2 mango trees and my citrus were GONERS! I couldn't tell how bad it was until that afternoon.
None of my new citrus were harmed what so ever, in fact, my 'Meyer' continues to grow flower buds, and my 'Star Ruby' grapefruit was beginning to open its buds.
My rare 'Maha Chinook' mango suffered the most damage but even with that it was minimal. I had 2 small growth flushes that were fried, but thankfully that was it, and even with that just the new leaves were damaged.
This was a lesson for me, all though I think I was more mad at myself for listening to the weatherman! This will not happen to me again..LOL!