MIAMI, Jan 7 (Reuters) - 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)