What's A Chill Hour? Help In Choosing Fruit Trees in The Desert Southwest
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Selecting fruit trees for successful gardening in the desert or desert southwest, is about many things, but one of the first and foremost is understanding the concept of chill hours or necessary cold dormancy to produce fruit. Low-chill hour tree selection is key to having wonderful fruit in your backyard garden. This short manual explains chill hours, and gives detailed charts for the Arizona desert area, explaining how two neighboring cities can have different cold experiences.