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Old 02-19-2012, 01:42 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Default Re: Harvey's Hardy Banana

Joachim, with only one night of frost and only dropping down to 28F, I would not expect much damage at all to post bananas, though duration has a lot to do with the extent of damage. There have been some winters when I've only had 4-5 nights of frost and my bananas looked great that winter. Usually nights down to 28F don't have enough hours of cold to do very serious damage. My coldest night this year dropped down to 22F-25F, depending on which thermometer I place my faith in. A local weather station reported 18F but I don't think that's right. This was one of the colder winters we've had, largely because of having a severe drought and lack of cloud cover. At the same time, our days during most of the cold events have warmed up pretty good so our days were warmer than normal but our nights were colder than normal.
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