According to the Hendersonville Times-News, Cold temperatures early this morning caused widespread damage to fruit crops across Henderson County, according to Marvin Owings, county extension director.
“And we still have tonight,” Owings said, referring to a freeze watch in effect for Friday morning.
It will be a few days before growers can assess the extent of the damage to their crops, he said. “It is almost impossible to determine how bad it is the day after a freeze,” Owings said.
Temperatures Wednesday night and Thursday morning fell to between 25 and 28 degrees in some areas. Temperatures 28 degrees and below can impair the fruits’ growth cycle, Owings said.