Monday, May 14, 2012

Bad Apple

Did you know Canada.. some sad news going around Southern Ontario. With our unusually warm weather in March followed by cold April nights there has been devastating losses to farmers in Southern Ontario. Most apple farmers have lost almost their entire crop of apples for the season. As we've mentioned before Ontario is Canada's largest apple producer and an industry that is worth up $400 million in Ontario.

Environment Canada refers to this spring as one that has produced four seasons in one - I suffered the same thing in my garden. The warm weather had trees and flowers budding and blooms and the below freezing April nights killed them all off.

It's not going to be a happy fall season in Southern Ontario this year!

6 comments:

  1. Oh no! Right now I am discouraged by apple prices and crappy quality. That means this will continue for fall too.? Stinks.
    Paula

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    1. Yes, this has ruined this coming falls crop, so prices will sky rocket, little to no chance of doing pick your own at the orchard, etc..

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  2. Wow and I love apples, and if I don't eat them in time, the deer across the road from me love them. This will make them expensive, and be a huge hit for farmers.

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    1. Huge hit, very sad! We are huge apple fans here as well, kiddos eat at least one a day.

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  3. Oh wow! What horrible news! :-(

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  4. That's sad :( It's been a crazy spring.

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