Margaret Lauterbach

Margaret Lauterbach

Frost damage in the Treasure Valley this week likely to be minimal

We hit a cold bump early morning April 9 on our way to spring, but our weather bureau said the low temperature was 29 degrees Fahrenheit. Fruit trees in the Valley were in bud, some in full bloom, but that temperature drop should not have damaged our fruit crop. A frost table developed by Utah State University indicates that 28 degrees will cause some damage to apple, peach, pear, and cherry crops.

About Margaret Lauterbach

Margaret Lauterbach

The Statesman's weekly gardening columnist, Margaret Lauterbach has advised Treasure Valley gardeners on everything from sowing to composting to coping with the soils, pests and diseases of this unique climate. Send garden questions to melauter@earthlink.net or Gardening, The Statesman, P.O. Box 40, Boise, ID 83707.

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