Growers note low cropping of peaches, berries, and some apple varieties.
Trunk damage sustained from extreme cold in the Eastern U.S. is the gateway to perennial canker and eventual tree-dieoff.
Winter injury is more than expected for much of Eastern winegrape, cherries, and peaches, leading researchers say. However, the true extent of the damage varies from site to site. It’s also important to keep in mind that although bud damage might have been sustained, the full extent of the damage won’t be seen until bloom.
Northern part of state endured four bouts with sub-zero temperatures.
Growers should see what damage their grapevines and peach trees experienced during the extreme cold this year.
Polar Vortex exposes winegrapes and other fruit to potential damage; could affect 2014 season.