Low Temperatures in the Forecast!

There are a few nights in the upcoming 10-day forecast that predict temperatures at 32°F or lower. Almonds are more resistant to freezing temperatures when they are in the pink bud stage, a little less so when they are in bloom, and even less once they are small nuts. The critical temperatures for almonds are shown in the table below.

Percentage of almond blossoms or nuts damaged by exposure to freezing temperatures.

Percentage of almond blossoms or nuts damaged by exposure to different freezing temperatures during different growth stages. From the Almond Production Manual. Click photo to enlarge.

Other resources as you are thinking about frost protection:

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