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Specialty Crop Information

The Specialty Crop Information section of VIP is meant as a general source of information pertaining to climate impacts on various types of vegetation.  VIP users are welcome to submit anything they wish to help better communicate these interactions. Please send information to

(+/-)  Chilling Hour requirements by type of fruit

(+/-)  How susceptible are fruits and vegetables to cold temperatures?

(+/-)  Extreme cold impacts on fruit crops

Critical low temperatures for specialty crops:

(+/-)  Critical temperatures for fruit flower buds

(+/-)  Picture table of Fruit Freeze Damage Thresholds

(+/-)  Critical temperatures for field crops relative to phenological stage

(+/-)  Critical temperatures for citrus fruits, buds or blossoms

(+/-)  Highest freezing temperature for fresh fruits and vegetable crops

(+/-)  Lower development thresholds for crops