Story: Stone fruit and the summerfruit industry

Frozen flowers

Frozen flowers

Spring frosts are common in Central Otago, and are a major threat to flowering fruit trees. One way to reduce damage is to spray trees with water, which helps insulate the flowers. However, in extremely cold weather sometimes the water freezes, as it has done on these apricot blossoms in a Central Otago orchard.

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Marie Dawkins, 'Stone fruit and the summerfruit industry - Commercial production', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 April 2024)

Story by Marie Dawkins, published 24 Nov 2008