MIAMI Jan 7 Cold weather overnight did not harm
oranges and other fruit across Florida's citrus-growing regions,
the state's leading growers association said on Tuesday.
"We came through fine. It didn't get cold enough, for long
enough anywhere in all our different regions," Andrew Meadows, a
spokesman for Florida Citrus Mutual, told Reuters.
Typically, citrus can be damaged by four hours or more of
temperatures below 28 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 2 Celsius) but
Meadows said that had not happened, even in northern
citrus-producing regions of Florida.
(Reporting by Tom Brown; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)