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Late freeze kills fruit buds

The recent late cold snap could mean less fruit this year.
 “If we had a tree or even some sort of small fruit bush that was in flower, it very likely could have killed the fruit buds,” said Ward Upham, Kansas State University extension agent in horticulture.
Upham says the recent freezes may have killed fruit buds that already sprouted. Apricots and peaches are most likely to be affected since they bloom earlier than other fruits. To check if your fruit buds survived, pick a bud from the tree and cut it open from the base to the top. If ...

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