Colder weather good for Chilton County peach trees

Colder weather good for Chilton County peach trees
The cold weather makes the peach trees dormant, essentially resting them up for the new crop. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

CHILTON COUNTY, Ala. (WSFA) - The peach crops in Chilton County are in need of this colder weather.

Different varieties need between 800 to 1,200 hours of cold weather below 45 degrees. The trees currently have between 400 and 500 hours.

The cold weather makes the peach trees dormant, essentially resting them up for the new crop.

There are four weeks remaining for the trees to get their hours. Not enough chill hours could result in smaller fruit.

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