quote:This late? Seems odd but maybe he fertilized them too late.
A friend of mine said one small section of his satsuma is budding.
quote:Actually the rain would help if it froze. Not sure how much heat the Christmas lights will put out but if I were worried and it could be brought in, I would.
I have christmas lights on mine but its small enough to drag it inside. I think it would probably be fine unless it was raining or something but I didnt want it to get beat to hell in the wind.
quote:Cold is good but THAT cold, I'd say yes, you'll lose them but there are other variables to consider also. For example, a few days of cold weather before the freeze may better prepare them but 25 degrees is fregin cold.
So if I leave lots of satsuma's on the tree, I won't lose them in 25 degree weather?
“Cold is good for satsumas, it’s what makes them turn sweet, but at the same time it can be devastating,” he said.
Freeze damage on citrus trees occurs when water inside the fruit, leaves, twigs and wood of a tree freezes rupturing the cell membranes. Unlike deciduous trees which protect themselves from cold by shedding their leaves in the fall and entering a dormant state, citrus trees continue growing year-round. Extended periods of cool weather prior to a freeze may allow a citrus tree to prepare somewhat. This is why sharp freezes following warm weather are more damaging than gradual temperature changes. However, virtually all freezes will cause damage of some kind.