|Published:||Dec 08, 2010 3:34 PM EST|
|Updated:||Dec 08, 2010 12:16 AM EST|
COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - A slight change in weather gives farmers a whole new set of concerns. Frost is their biggest worry as they come up with a new plan to save their produce Tuesday night.
The first night of the chill had farmers worried about vegetables, now with the frost, it's strawberries and citrus.
Frost alone won't kill strawberries, but it must be washed off before the sun rises Wednesday morning or the berries will die instantly.
"Frost will kill them instantly if the sun sees frost, on almost any plant. It's like microwaved, it's dead," Frank Oakes, owner of Oakes Organic Farm tells WINK News.
After the freeze earlier this year destroyed many strawberry farms, the price for the berries went up as much as two and a half times the normal price in stores.
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