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roadymi 06-06-2012 03:36 AM

Fall Cider prices
 
Has anybody heard any reports on the status of the apple crop in their area?

I've heard that Michigan lost 90% of the apple and tart cherry crop due to late frost. I'm afraid this will make fresh pressed juice horribly expensive in my area.

prochlea 06-06-2012 03:42 AM

I know of a large Chicago farmer that lost 75% of their apple crop... Another lost almost all of their peaches and cherries. Early warmup followed by late frost.

UpstateMike 06-06-2012 03:52 AM

Upstate NY is apple land. Locals are only predicting a 30% loss right now.

jkoegel 06-06-2012 04:40 PM

Who did you talk to UpstateMike?
The farmers I talked to are looking more like 60-80% loss.
Schumer is even trying to get some federal disaster aid for the area farmers hardest hit.

Pumbaa 06-06-2012 05:21 PM

80% loss in Wisconsin from what I've been hearing

LeBreton 06-06-2012 05:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jkoegel (Post 4148819)
Who did you talk to UpstateMike?
The farmers I talked to are looking more like 60-80% loss.
Schumer is even trying to get some federal disaster aid for the area farmers hardest hit.

This is what I'm hearing as well. Major operations are already looking to the west coast and mid-atlantic areas for fruit and juice.

UpstateMike 06-06-2012 07:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jkoegel (Post 4148819)
Who did you talk to UpstateMike?
The farmers I talked to are looking more like 60-80% loss.
Schumer is even trying to get some federal disaster aid for the area farmers hardest hit.

Robb Farms, and Zarpentines. Both did say it was a bit early to be sure, though.

cheezydemon3 06-06-2012 07:59 PM

Wow.That is all CRAP. (by crap I don't imply that it is untrue, merely that it sucks)

Around here, there was virtually NO frost, and everything that grows is spasming with joy. weeds that are normally just getting going are 4 ft tall if uncut, I have 1 tomato plant that is taller now than any of mine got last year.

DAMMIT! Was it a late frost? or an early spring and an on time frost?

jkoegel 06-06-2012 08:37 PM

It was a very unusual early warm spell, like 25 degrees above normal for a couple weeks straight, followed by more than one frost/snow/sleet/freezing rain and hard freezing temps at night. The local newspaper published a few pictures of fruit trees with ice hanging from the blossoms.

roadymi 06-06-2012 09:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jkoegel (Post 4149612)
It was a very unusual early warm spell, like 25 degrees above normal for a couple weeks straight, followed by more than one frost/snow/sleet/freezing rain and hard freezing temps at night. The local newspaper published a few pictures of fruit trees with ice hanging from the blossoms.

Exact same situation here in Michigan


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