We pretty much had no winter. The fruit trees were blooming very early and as excited as I was . . thinking about getting peaches and pears and figs . . I knew there was a possibility of a late frost. Sure enough, tomorrow night, if it gets down to 29º, we will likely lose this year’s fruit crop.
I watched as a few days ago, Saturday’s low was supposed to be 34º and I was so hoping it wouldn’t go lower, but it did, and then they said it would be 32º and now the low is predicted to be 29º.
Commercial fruit growers are equipped with smudge pots or ways to spray the blossoms with water so it freezes at 32º and doesn’t allow the temp on the blossoms to drop much below 32º, but we aren’t equipped to do that.
I’m hoping the temp at our house doesn’t get as low as they’re saying. At our location, our temps are often 3 or 4 degrees warmer than predicted for in town so all we can do is wait and see what happens.
It’s pretty disappointing but, it’s Mother Nature and we certainly can’t control her actions!