Crops in the Florida citrus region escaped last night’s low temperatures without damage. Cloud coverage kept temperatures from dropping to the predicted lows, according to a Florida Citrus Mutual news release.
“Overall, the Florida citrus industry came through last night’s cold temperatures very well. We have seen no damage to this year’s fruit, and only minimal damage to early blooms,” said Mike Sparks, Florida Citrus Mutual’s executive vice president and chief executive officer.
Frost that could prove to be harmful to next season’s crop hit areas such as Hernando, Marion, Orange, Lake, Seminole, Sumter and Volusia counties.