FRUIT TREE CHILL HOURS

 

The fruit trees below need a certain number of ‘chill’ hours for them to bear fruit. There are different formulas for calculating chill hours but simply put, chill hours are defined as the hours that a fruit tree needs to be exposed to temperatures between 32-45 degrees F.

Apples

Anna – 100 Chill Hours

Dorsett Golden – 100-250 Chill Hours

Granny Smith – 300-400 Chill Hours

Fuji – 300-400 Chill Hours

Gala – 400 -500 Chill Hours

 

Apricots

Blenheim – 400-500 Chill Hours

Gold Kist – 300 Chill Hours

Katy – 200-300 Chill Hours

 

Nectarines

Desert Delight – 100-200 Chill Hours

Fantasia – 400-500 Chill Hours

Goldmine – 400 Chill Hours

Panamint – 250 Chill Hours

Snow Queen – 250-300 Chill Hours

 

Peaches

Babcock – 200-300 Chill Hours

Bonita – 100-200 Chill Hours

Desert Gold – 100-200 Chill Hours

Florida Prince – 100-150 Chill Hours

Red Baron - 250-300 Chill Hours

Santa Barbara – 150-250 Chill Hours

 

Pears

Comice - 600 Chill Hours

Kieffer – 200-300 Chill Hours

Seckel (Sugar) – 500 Chill Hours

Asian Pears

20th Century – 300-400 Chill Hours

Shinseiki – 250-300 Chill Hours

 

Plums

Beauty – 250 Chill Hours

Burgundy – 150-300 Chill Hours

Green Gage – 150-300 Chill Hours

Mariposa – 250 Chill Hours

Methley – 250 Chill Hours

Santa Rosa – 300 Chill Hours

Satsuma – 300 Chill Hours