French winemakers light antifreeze candles in vineyards to try and save fruit from frost
French farmers are fighting to prevent frost damage to vineyards and orchards in several regions of the country.
In recent days, they have been placing lit antifrost candles around the vineyards and spraying water to create a shell of ice around the buds. The anti-frost candles provide perfect frost protection for orchards and vineyards in cold spring times.
The heat produced by the anti frost candles warms up the cold air by streaming in that prevents the flowers and small fruits from any frost damages, and by this any crop losses.
These against frost candles were developed in cooperation with growers in order to reach the best effect and economical state against frost.