Berries blossoms and frost - Knowledgebase Question

Greensboro, No
Question by Itzyespin
April 5, 2010
I just ask about my veg. garden but forgot to include: I also have a bluaberry,strawberry and raspberry that they start flowering so I was wondering if is ok to live them out @ 39 degrees or should I bring them in the Garage their tags are marked hardy -20 but the blossoms?Thanks so much,have a great day.

Answer from NGA
April 5, 2010


Berry blossoms are sensitive to sub=freezing weather but a low of 39 shouldn't hurt them. If the temperature actually dips below 32F, there will be some damage. I'd just leave the plants alone. It's early in the season and even if some of the flowers are nipped by frost, new ones have time to develop and you should still have a good crop to harvest. Good luck with your edible garden!

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