Strange spring temps trouble fruit farmers
Posted 1 year ago
Fri, May 4th, '12 - 2:19 pm
The price of fruit in Ontario could shoot up come summer time.
That’s because the early blast of spring weather in March… followed by a cold stretch… has severely damaged the Province’s fruit crop.
Fruit plants were tricked by the warm weather into blooming… before cold weather came and wiped those blooms.
Colin Campbell of Campbell’s Orchard’s on Rednersville Road says it’s still too early to tell exactly how much crop has been affected… but some orchards in Ontario have reported 80 to 100 percent of their crop may be unharvestable.
Of the 1-million blossoms on his farm… Campbell says they only need to draw 5 percent of that to consider it a “good harvest”.