Official data shows 60% of Vermont apple crop survived severe weather

After experiencing unusually chilly temperatures in May and flooding in July, Vermont managed to hold onto roughly 60% of its crop. Apple quantity varies among individual farms, however. Some farmers suffered no losses, while many lost between one third and half of their apple crops. An unlucky few businesses were unable to salvage hardly any.

Terry Bradshaw from the University of Vermont Extension Crops and Soils Team said that Vermont orchards showed more resiliency than anticipated, with some parts of Vermont still producing fruit despite reaching temperatures in the mid-20s. Additionally, the July flooding spared most managed orchards, which are typically located on hills and outside of flood zones.


Publication date:

Receive the daily newsletter in your email for free | Click here

Other news in this sector:

Sign up for our daily Newsletter and stay up to date with all the latest news!

Subscribe I am already a subscriber

You are using software which is blocking our advertisements (adblocker).

As we provide the news for free, we are relying on revenues from our banners. So please disable your adblocker and reload the page to continue using this site.

Click here for a guide on disabling your adblocker.