A little frost means fruit trees are getting their chill hours in(!!!!). Basically, chill hours are how fruit trees "energize". On every (non-citrus) fruit tree tag, you'll see something that says "chill hours": the recommended number cumulative hours the temperature is 45°-32°. Growers give a guide for how many hours will yield the most productive fruiting season.

You can also access record data/averages over at UC Davis's website: https://ucanr.edu/chillcalc/
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  • cityfarmersnsyA little frost means fruit trees are getting their chill hours in(!!!!). Basically, chill hours are how fruit trees "energize". On every (non-citrus) fruit tree tag, you'll see something that says "chill hours": the recommended number cumulative hours the temperature is 45°-32°. Growers give a guide for how many hours will yield the most productive fruiting season.

    You can also access record data/averages over at UC Davis's website: https://ucanr.edu/chillcalc/

  • artburgundyThanks for this info! 🌿
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