Chill in Dayboro

On the Dayboro Growers group there was a question about the “chill” in Dayboro.

Does anyone know the chill hours at Dayboro/Lacey’s creek??? We are contemplating planting some apples, peaches, pears and not sure if we will be wasting our time.

Thanks to Jackson Produce I now have a definition on what that chill might be…..

Definition High & Low Chill
HIGH CHILL fruit trees grow in a climate that provide 650 plus hours below 7 degrees.
LOW CHILL fruit trees grow in a climate that provide only 150 to 450 Hours below 7 degrees.

Not sure if we reach those hours, but going to try anyway. Being a bit chair bound,  due to foot injury sustained whilst capturing the Donovan’s sheep a few weeks ago (you are all familiar with that story), I am looking for things to do that do not require left-foot-right-foot activity.

What I was thinking doing is:

  • Get all the times when the temperature is below 7 degrees.
  • Sum them up to get the total hours.
  • Create a message when the temperature drops below 7 degrees to display on the webpage (some where).
  • Email alarm (which we already have) in respect to frost warning, weather warnings and the like.


Stay tuned


About Dayboro Weather

Dayboro Weather is tracking the weather in detail for Dayboro since 2004, and is the "run away" hobby of Me. Back in 2004there was no means of finding accurate weather data for Dayboro. So I decided to do something about it. Providing weather data for environmental studies, law suits, construction industry and chemical tolerance calculations. I also feed weather data to over 20 weather institutes. (Including BOM, weatherzone)