My friend Jon Clements wants more information on what moderating temperatures means?
The origional question was should cherry trees be planted now, with 15F temperatures forecast for the following Tuesday. My reponse was Do not plant until temperatures moderate! I would not plant if temperatures following planting are foecasted to be below 28F, but in all honesty it is better to wait until temperatures moderate above 32F- nursery trees that have been in cold storage all winter are ususally a bit stressed. Exposing them to 15F is a recipie for cold injury to the buds, especially on bench grafted trees. The other consideration is new trees or rootstock is not going to grow if the soil is really cold. As the temperature moderates the soil temperate rises and roots will grow. Win > > Win Cowgill > Professor Emeritus, Rutgers, the State University > Visiting Scholar, UMASS-Amherst > CEO- Win Enterprises International, LLC > Editor Horticultural News > PO Box 143 > Baptistown, NJ 08803 > Office 908-489-1476 > Fax- 908-996-6404 > Email: wincowg...@mac.com > www.wincowgill.com > www.virtualorchard.net/ > http://giselacherry.com/ > http://virtualorchard.net/njfruitfocus/index.html > http://www.appletesters.net > http://nc140.org > Twitter @mrsuncrisp > > http://www.horticulturalnews.org/ > > > >> On Mar 30, 2018, at 2:46 PM, Dean <d...@berrypatchfarm.com> wrote: >> >> 15 * low is predicted next tues. Should I plant cherry trees or leave in the >> cooler? >> >> Regards, Dean >> Www.berrypatchfarm.com >> >> _______________________________________________ >> apple-crop mailing list >> email@example.com >> http://virtualorchard.com/mailman/listinfo/apple-crop > > _______________________________________________ > apple-crop mailing list > firstname.lastname@example.org > http://virtualorchard.com/mailman/listinfo/apple-crop
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