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Re: First Frost of the year
« Reply #25 on: February 21, 2018, 09:20:17 AM »
I didnít get any frost this morning and hopefully the cold front has moved on. The temperature was 40f at my place this morning. I have some minor frost damage on Younger Mango leaves already showing but everything else looks good so far.

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Re: First Frost of the year
« Reply #26 on: February 21, 2018, 10:12:56 AM »
We bottomed out at 32F i can live with that ;)

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Re: First Frost of the year
« Reply #27 on: February 21, 2018, 10:53:03 AM »
Here in Los Gatos it got down to 32. A bit shocking given that my brain had already switched into "spring mode" from that stretch of high 70s earlier in February. Too early to assess the damage, especially given the 10 more days of near-freezing temps in the forecast.

I was relieved to see that many of my most tender plants, like Jackfruit, Babaco and Green Sapote, had no frost near them because I planted them near the canopy of large oak trees. Others, which are under open sky, like Carambola and many Cherimoyas, had light frost on their leaves. Considering that most winters we dip down in the 20s repeatedly, I am still counting this as a mild winter.

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Re: First Frost of the year
« Reply #28 on: February 21, 2018, 10:54:09 AM »
Weather In Florida is doing great for the Dragonfruit now, already alot of new growth
https://weather.com/weather/tenday/l/USFL0512:1:US

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Re: First Frost of the year
« Reply #29 on: February 21, 2018, 11:00:45 AM »
Hopefully mattslandscape or others dont lose Asunta from the freeze

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Re: First Frost of the year
« Reply #30 on: February 21, 2018, 11:19:54 AM »
hit low of 35, no frost yesterday or today. I got my sprinklers running starting 4 AM hitting my yard, water temp is low 60 so it always help to keep roots warm.

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Re: First Frost of the year
« Reply #31 on: February 21, 2018, 12:25:07 PM »
Went to bed in the East Bay expecting the forecasted 32F, woke up to 26F. Amazingly little seems to have died (even some dragonfruits I left out on the patio). Eugenia candolleana didn't even drop its leaves. Hopefully the coming weeks don't reveal more casualties.

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Re: First Frost of the year
« Reply #32 on: February 21, 2018, 01:18:00 PM »
Peak temp today in in my area was 31.9 for 1.5 hour.

Was colder yesterday with the arctic winds.

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Re: First Frost of the year
« Reply #33 on: February 21, 2018, 01:45:19 PM »
No frost in PQ.  I'll have to check on my worms though, they don't like it when it gets below 40.
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Re: First Frost of the year
« Reply #34 on: February 21, 2018, 03:54:42 PM »
Frost damage usually raises its ugly head in days/weeks to follow, some results are immediately the day following to 3 days, some struggle to hang on and die in 2-3 weeks. again, keep roots warm, you can lose limbs but save roots and bottom few feet and plant will grow back up.

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Re: First Frost of the year
« Reply #35 on: February 21, 2018, 04:00:49 PM »
Frost damage usually raises its ugly head in days/weeks to follow, some results are immediately the day following to 3 days, some struggle to hang on and die in 2-3 weeks. again, keep roots warm, you can lose limbs but save roots and bottom few feet and plant will grow back up.
100 agree most will show up within the next week or 2

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Re: First Frost of the year
« Reply #36 on: February 21, 2018, 11:38:40 PM »
On Tuesday night, where I live in So Cal, it hit 28 deg F for 3 hours (5 hours total below freezing).  Last night, it only hit a low of 30 deg F and was below freezing for 4 hours.  Data from El-USB attached to a Mango tree.  Panicles have all completely wilted.  Leaves have some browning, but otherwise the trees don't look too bad. Posting so others know the cold tolerance of Mangoes.  30 deg F was okay, but 28 for 3 hours was damaging (but not fatal).  My trees are small BTW, all 0-3 years in the ground.  No protection.

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Re: First Frost of the year
« Reply #37 on: February 21, 2018, 11:57:19 PM »
lowest temp yesterday 24F in Escondido. Frosty all the way. Got leave burns on mango tree, longan, atemoya. Acerola not sure yet.

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Re: First Frost of the year
« Reply #38 on: February 22, 2018, 12:10:43 AM »
My small papaya trees are dead... everything else looks fine as of right now.

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Re: First Frost of the year
« Reply #39 on: February 22, 2018, 04:20:10 PM »
No frost in PQ.  I'll have to check on my worms though, they don't like it when it gets below 40.
i have a worm bin
We just had a 100yr hard freeze in New Orleans (20F) a few weeks ago...
with all the stuff i was worried about, i forgot the worms.
they were perfectly fine.
the bin is a bit protected, but, i still imagine it had to get 25F.
i have also found tons of compost worms that have made their way into the garden over the years
(my castings have eggs and small worms).
all the dead plant material; is making them go nuts now that its warmed up.

i am really surprised my Myers lemon made it. and the orange.
i lost a 25yr satsuma though, but it was looking bad this whoile year anyway.
i lost things like natal plum and guava, which i thought were hardy (some made it)
pretty sure i lost the Grumichamas, and maybe even the Jabo (2 jabos should be fine, but lost twigs and stems )
mangos are toast. but they were from seed, and i kinda figured one year this would happen.
i am hoping the White sapote comes back. its 6ft tall (was)... i  know the top was burned to hell.
i hope it flushes from the bottom or the roots.

last year my black sapote and Baobob didnt come back to life until early June (from the roots)

i had made the mistake of throwing out a few plants to reuse the pots on April.
wont do that this year.
i have a dozen containers with various subtropical dead-looking plants
they will just be an eyesore until July... :)

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Re: First Frost of the year
« Reply #40 on: February 22, 2018, 04:33:27 PM »
hit 34 this am, still no frost where I live in Corona.

Watch your trees in So Cal, and highly recommend watering them heavy around 2 AM, that will bring soil temp up from near freezing to about water temp over 50. Mangoes dont take freeze well, I have lost several in the past, some died after about month, leaf drop is imminent and show up quicker

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Re: First Frost of the year
« Reply #41 on: February 23, 2018, 01:48:27 PM »
Hit 32 early this AM.

We have hit 30 for 3 straight days. So far no damage.

Hope there is no delay damage esp my mangoes.

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Re: First Frost of the year
« Reply #42 on: February 23, 2018, 04:38:04 PM »
Just got a frost advisory on my cell phone for tonight from my weather app.  Looks like at least another week or so of frosty nights. 
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Re: First Frost of the year
« Reply #43 on: February 24, 2018, 10:59:44 AM »
I really didn't want any more damage to my mango trees!





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Re: First Frost of the year
« Reply #44 on: February 24, 2018, 01:22:29 PM »
It dropped to 30 last night.  This was the first sub freezing temperature since December.  Hopefully there will not be too much plant damage.

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Re: First Frost of the year
« Reply #45 on: February 24, 2018, 06:59:58 PM »
Got frost on cars this morning.

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Re: First Frost of the year
« Reply #46 on: February 25, 2018, 02:28:42 AM »
I hope everyone gets through this crazy late season cold snap with little damage/casualties. So far, (knock on wood) I haven't seen a wiff of frost and my trees are doing pretty well. My santol got beat up a bit last week but is putting out new growth, and my mangosteen is looking fairly healthy but the new growth is a bit lackluster. Hopefully all will be well in a week or two. All seedlings have been fine on my patio: soursop, taitung SA, soncoya, langsat, madrono, achacha, plinias, sweet G. dulcis from Joshua... etc. Good luck everyone. Chris
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