Crop Conditions – Facts for Fancy Fruit

Crop Conditions

At the Meigs Horticultural facility on April 24th we experienced freezing temperatures from 2 am until 7 am, with a low of 26.8 degrees Fahrenheit for one hour. The damage to fruit crops on the farm is scattered depending on varieties. A rough estimate would be 10% cold damage on the crops.
The growth stages on our Apple trees fluctuates across the farm depending on variety, but almost all have started to bloom.
I can now say in confidence, that we lost our Peach buds from the -9.2 degrees Fahrenheit on December 23rd.

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