How to Manage Pests
Pests in Gardens and Landscapes
Low temperature injury
Low temperatures can kill flowers or cause the development of misshapen fruit, depending on the severity
of chilling and the stage of flower development when it occurs. Cold, dry weather in the fall may interfere
with flower bud development, causing fruit to form multiple tips the following spring.
Sprinkler irrigation used when temperatures are expected to be below freezing can help minimize frost
distortion caused by low temperatures