The Effect of Frost on Fruit Trees

If freezing temperatures reach the flower buds on fruit trees when they are about to open, the reproductive parts may be destroyed and the crop severely reduced. Check buds in the afternoon after a freeze to assess the damage.

Keywords: fruit trees, frost damage, growing citrus

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Marie Notnats enjoys learning about new topics and teaching people new skills. She has been writing professionally since 2008. She is a professional horticulturist with a Bachelor of Science degree in horticulture from Brigham Young University. She writes for,, eHow, and assorted gardening blogs.