Do I need to protect my young (mostly tropical) trees from cold?
I have several young trees, all planted this year and they range from 2-6 feet in height.
I have a glenn mango, brewster lychee, hirado buntan pomelo, floridaprince peach, lula avocado, and an ice cream banana.
I live a half hour south of Orlando. Loads of my neighbors have papaya trees, which was surprising to me, because in Orlando (where we used to live), hardly anybody did.
We haven't lived here long, but seeing all the local papaya trees made me think the freezes would be very minimal (they are reasonably minimal in Orlando, to be honest), but the cool weather so far this year has me concerned. Do you think my young trees need protection, even ones that are supposed to be cold hardy when they are mature?