Fruit Tree Freeze

Pear flowers

The pear tree blossoms are just starting to open and the apple trees are full of unopened buds. Unfortunately they are predicting 12-15 inches of snow over the next two days and the blooms are at risk! If it gets too cold they will freeze and if there is a lot of snow, the weight will break the buds off. As long as the buds are closed they have a great shot of surviving.

Last year the trees were in full bloom when 18 inches of snow fell. Every flower died leaving us with no fruit. Even if the buds┬ásurvive this time, it’s been known to snow in May.

You can buy large covers for trees to protect them in freezing conditions. If we lose all the blossoms this year I may very well consider them for next year!

Let’s hope for the best!