Monday, November 12

10E2084: We Have No Apples


In many places in New England (including Pops' trees in Peru, Vermont above), there is not one single solitary apple growing. The lawn looks very nice not covered in rotting fruit but the horses are missing out...

"A freak March heat wave caused many apples trees to blossom early. That was followed by frost in April and May, which disrupted the growing cycle. Some states, including Maine, were pummeled by hailstorms in June, causing more damage." - via Boston Globe

2 comments:

HOM said...

They were predicting a pathetic apple crop as early as February due to lack of snow. No snow equals no water in the ground for the early part of the season. I lost some baby rhododendron for the same reason.

james at 10engines said...

@HOM dropping science. Love it.