Thursday, January 22, 2009

Florida cold

SlimCado avocado and starfruit trees are susceptible to freezing weather. Last night in South Florida where we grow these fruits, temperatures dipped as low as 28F.

Our grove maintenance personnel were up all night in both locations providing freeze protection to the groves. Between running the irrigation systems and circulating warm air with helicopters, we believe our groves were protected from the cold. It can take several days for frost damage to show on the trees, so we will know for sure in a few days.