A few days ago they were saying maybe 26, which is tolerable, but most consensus now are about 21, which would fry most of the open blooms. But, we are also supposed to get up to 4" of snow Saturday, so maybe if they got some snow on them they might get a little insulation? Probably not enough to matter, though.
One kinda good thing is that my Contender and Blushingstar haven’t fully bloomed yet, but they are just a year in the ground, and aren’t big enough to produce year. The two year old Coralstar and Redhaven have the most open blooms, so I’m afraid they’re goners. We got down to 27 here this morning, so that might’ve done some damage.
My two year old pears are starting to leaf out with no blooms yet, and the one year old pears are still sleeping. I have 17 apple trees, and only one is showing any green sprouts right now. I pruned most of them Tuesday, I hope the cold temps don’t hurt them after they’ve been cut on. My guess is if they aren’t growing any at the time of pruning, then they’ll probably be OK.
We’re supposed to get a couple more nights near 30 after Sat, but the long range forecast is above freezing for the next week after that. I’m hoping we’re also headed into some drier weather, I have to start turning my garden plots soon.