Question of the Week – Cold Damage

This week, the question was: What happened to the new growth on this holly?

This dark-colored tissue was damaged by the cold weather we experienced early last week. Damage to new growth is most likely to occur in the Spring when a frost or freeze follows a period of warm weather where new growth was developing rapidly. Flowering and fruiting can also be severely affected by these types of weather conditions. As a result, we are evaluating cold damage to peach and blueberry crops across the state now. Stay tuned to the SC Grower for continued updates.

This week’s question is from Justin Ballew, Extension Fruit and Vegetable Research Associate.

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