Was it a weather event that killed branches on my Redhaven peach tree?


Was it a weather event last winter which killed the terminal (fruiting) branches on our Redhaven peach? If so, due you have the dates narrowed down? 


Jonathan Foster, Special Project Assistant 

Indeed, it was our combination of generally mild winter and a late brutal cold snap that is wreaking havoc on the peach trees. While I don’t have the exact dates, it was the cold in February that did it. I’ll include a couple of sources from slightly farther afield discussing the New England 2023 peach crop:

Cornell Univ Blog

CBS Boston news story

I wish I had happier news for your peaches, but the silver lining is that it should just be this season and (barring similar winter weather) they should be back to production next season.