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In the high plains of Colorado, fruit trees do not belong. It is not uncommon to only get fruit set every three years, with apples being the most resilient to the drastic temperature swings. The intense sunlight often warms up woody plants during the day in the late winter and buds swell prematurely, killing flowers in late spring freezes. Proper selection of late-blooming fruit tree varieties is critical for reliable fruit set, not simply cold hardiness.