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Chilling hours are the minimum number of hours that a peach tree needs to get, specifically, nighttime temperatures between 32 and 45 degrees Fahrenheit, in order to produce a good crop of peaches.. If the hours are not met (say in a warm winter), the blossoms mostly just fall off the trees and do not set fruit. Of course... temperatures can also be TOO cold!
Peach trees (Values listed are the hours required at or below 45°F.). The map shows the typical chilling hours by area. The US map is the same chilling hours map you'll see everywhere. The Florida map is a breakdown for that state. Why there appears th be a discrepancy within Florida (between the 2 maps) I have never been able to find out.
|Peach Variety||Chilling Requirement|
|Belle of Georgia||850|
|Shippers Late Red||850|
For those living in Florida, southern Texas, southern California and other warm areas, the University of Florida tells us that there are several varieties that can produce a crop in those climates. That does not mean they will do well in south Florida; they still need some cold!
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