Peach growers in Stratford were also keeping a watchful eye on the temperature Wednesday night.
A freeze two weeks ago took out about one-fourth of the blooms on the 1,200 trees at Sonrise Peach Farms just north of Stratford.
Owner Rene Scott built bonfires from bales of hay and brush beneath the trees to boost the air temperatures and protect the fragile blooms and was planning on doing the same on Wednesday night if the temperatures dipped too low.
Weather forecasts predicted the temperature would dip to 30 in the Stratford area, which could be devastating for this year's peach crop, said Susan Bergen, owner of Peach Crest Farms in Stratford.
“As long as we don't dip to 30, we will be fine. But 30 would be catastrophic,” Bergen said. “We will know in a few days what happens.”
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