Fruit farmers pray against a killing freeze
BERRIEN SPRINGS, Mich. -- Berrien County fruit farmers are saying their prayers!
Right now, sweet cherries and peaches are in full bloom, so a freeze could be deadly!
The forecasted low for Monday night is just a few degrees warmer than a killing frost.
We checked with Stover's U-Pick in Berrien Springs.
Crops there are about four to six weeks early.
Workers told us that they cannot do much to protect the trees.
They just hope it stays warm enough.
"There are different types of precautions you can take as far as wind machines, but at some point, you're just blowing around cold air. You just keep your fingers crossed that it doesn't hit 27 or 28 degrees," said Kenny Stover of Stover's U-Pick.
Stovers told us if it gets too cold, they will flush water over the strawberries.
In the worst case scenario, they would lose half of their sweet cherry and peach crop.