Buds chilled but not killed

Orchardists still think full harvest is possible

An fruit orchard on East Orchard Mesa along F Road between 36 and 36 1/2 Roads is still coated in ice early Wednesday morning after the orchard was sprayed with water to help keep the vegetation underneath from getting colder.



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An fruit orchard on East Orchard Mesa along F Road between 36 and 36 1/2 Roads is still coated in ice early Wednesday morning after the orchard was sprayed with water to help keep the vegetation underneath from getting colder.

Fruit growers get nocturnal this time of year, vigilantly watching the nighttime weather when dropping temperatures threaten the fruit trees flowering in their orchards. And while records…




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