“The polar vortex that plunged Indiana into a deep freeze in January has taken a toll on the state’s peach crop, and an April cold snap has done the same for apples,” says The Herald-Times.
“Orchard owners are bringing in peaches from out of state and say they may have to do the same for apples this fall.
“In January, the peaches were in pretty good shape dormancy-wise, and we thought they might make it. But then it stayed cold for too long.” said David Byers, owner of Bedford’s Applacres.
“The apple crop also took a hit with below-freezing temperatures in mid-April, which killed about half the buds within hours.
“Byers is no stranger to crop losses. In 2012, he lost all of his peaches and apples to a single cold snap.”
I keep warning you: Make sure that you have a food supply.
Thanks to Caroline S. in West Virginia for this link