What is the best frost netting for fruit trees?

Hi, I live in an area with about 4 weeks of frost during the winter period. My fruit trees ( Citrus and stone fruit) are only about 2/3 years old. I have been putting frost netting on them at night and removing it each morning. My husband would like leave the netting on during the days as well as night. Is this possible?

yates

05 August 2012 10:51 PM

Hi Jenny,

I am assuming that you are covering your trees with shade cloth to protect them from the frost. There is no reason why you can't leave the covering on during the day while there is the likelihood of frost occurring. A certain amount of sunlight will still be able to penetrate the shade cloth to give your trees enough sunlight for photosynthesis to occur. When frosts are no longer expected, you can remove the covering to enable your citrus trees to receive the sunlight they need to flower and produce fruit.

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