The need for chilling hours for apple trees in Himachal Pradesh has been fulfilled. The average temperature required for apples is more than 1200 hours. The February snowfall keeps the apple orchards moist for a long time. With the increase in temperature in March, it is considered auspicious to bloom together in apple trees. In the year 2021, apple production was 3.20 crore boxes. In the previous year also, the production of apple has been three and a half crore boxes.
The snowfall in the state on Thursday is being considered as a good dose for the gardens. Horticulturalists have suggested that gardeners should get involved in managing the gardens when the weather is clear. In February, the gardeners will have to complete the pruning of fruit trees. At this time, after pruning fruit trees, take measures to protect them from serious diseases like canker. According to scientific advice, to prevent the attack of pests, apply a solution by mixing blue cloth, lime and linseed oil in apple trees.