The Christmas Freeze: Damage to our Citrus Trees
Hey y'all! Welcome back to our blog.
While everyone was enjoying time with family and eagerly opening Christmas presents, we sat frozen in fear looking at our citrus crop. The recent freeze completely devastated our satsuma grove. We wanted to show you some of the damage to our Rolling Branch Farm's trees here, and talk about it.
This is what every tree looked like for those four days of the hard freeze here in South Georgia. Orange trees do like the cooler weather, however, they cannot withstand freezing temperatures for this long.
"Low temperatures can cause serious injury to leaf, wood and fruits of citrus trees. An extended freeze can kill a citrus tree. A rapid temperature decrease or a longer duration of freezing temperature can worsen the damage." - Fresh Fruit Portal
Brent and Lisa talked about the freeze in their podcast episode on Coming into Bloom: The Man, The Myth, The Legend. I encourage you all to listen wherever you get your podcasts!
What about next year?
At this time, we really do not have an update on what our trees will be doing for the next harvest season. Once we see what the satsuma trees are doing later this spring, we will know more.
Thank you all.
Thank you all so much for all of the support, comments, likes, DM's, and more. We would not be farming if it wasn't for you all. For now, we are putting all of our time and effort into flowers and we hope to have a beautiful and prosperous second year as a U-Pick farm!
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