Recent Deep Freeze Destroys WNY Apple Crops | News
Albion, NY - The weather is getting warmer now, but the freezing temperatures that passed through Western New York last month have left local apple farmers fearing they will be left in the cold.
David Kast owns a 250-acre apple farm in Albion, and is predicting that he will only see about half of the crop he normally does this year, because of the blossoms that were destroyed.
Kast told 2 On Your Side he grows 20 different types of apples on his farm. Right now he's counting on the bees to help pollinate many of these buds that survived the deep freeze when temperatures dropped into the mid-20's.
Kast said, "I worry about it. Any grower worries about it, and you know it's mother nature. There's nothing we can do about it so we're fortunate that we have other crops, and we're concentrating our energy there, but we're still fully taking care of our orchards as we would any other year."
Kast says apple farmers will all get a better picture of just how much damage they are dealing with over the next few weeks. Harvest time for apples begins in late August, and runs through November.
Upcoming Events near Orleans County
Most popular stories from nearby communities
- LYNDONVILLE'S L.A. WEBBER MIDDLE HIGH SCHOOL RANKED AS ONE OF THE BEST HIGH SCHOOLS BY U.S. NEWS
- Lineup Announced For Latitude 43 Music Festival
- Police rescue man trapped on Niagara Gorge
- Mount St. Mary’s receives "Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award" for Stroke Care
- Hockey Fans Heading to London for 11-day FanFest Event
- Free Class at Kenmore Mercy Hospital Will Highlight Knee Replacement Options
- "Turkish Coffee Night" of the season will be held on Saturday, May 3rd, at 7:00pm
- Turkish Cuisine - Session 2
- Rochester, NY City Employee Indicted on Possesion with Intent to Distrubute Cocaine
- Jamacian Citizen, 31 Pleads Guilty to Aggravated Identity Fraud