Local peaches spared after temperature dip

Peach growers in Gillespie County dodged Mother Nature’s bullet on Monday night, according to Jim Kamas, Extension specialist.

Temperatures dipped to between 33 and 37 degrees, and local growers reported no injury to trees.

“On the other hand, I talked to a vineyard manager about 15 miles north of town on Highway 16 and they reported high damage,” Kamas said.

The LCRA weather unit showed 27 degrees with no wind in that elevated location.

Kamas added that grape growers to the north and west of Fredericksburg suffered some damage, but most of the local growers were spared damage.

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