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CROP WAS IN SERIOUS JEOPARDY IF IT WERE A FEW DEGREES COLDER

By Nate Gonner 5/3/2013

               A RARE MAY SNOW STORM HAS CAUSED SEVERAL PEOPLE TO WONDER HOW THE ORCHARD TREES IN NEBRASKA CITY ARE CURRENTLY DOING.

 

              ACCORDING TO CO-GENERAL MANAGER OF THE KIMMEL ORCHARD ERIC OLSON, HE HAS FIELDED BETWEEN 20 AND 30 CALLS THE PAST FEW DAYS WONDERING HOW WEDNESDAY EVENING'S WET SNOW STORM AFFECTED THIS YEARS FRUIT CROP.

 

              OLSON SAID THE ORCHARD’S WEATHER CENTER RECORDED THE OVERNIGHT LOW AT 32 DEGREES BOTH WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY, WHICH DIDN’T AFFECT THE TREES ALREADY IN PRE OR FULL BLOOM.

 

              HE SAYS IF IT WERE A FEW DEGREES COLDER, THE ORCHARD COULD HAVE BEEN IN SERIOUS TROUBLE.

 

             OLSON AUDIO

 

              OLSON SAYS HE WAS THE MOST CONCERNED OVER THE PEACH TREES, WHICH ARE ALMOST ALL IN FULL BLOOM.

 

              AS FOR THE APPLE TREES, HE SAYS THE BUDS ARE CURRENTLY PINK WHICH INDICATES PRE BLOOM STAUS.

 

              THAT MEANS IT WILL BE A MATTER OF DAYS BEFORE THE FIRST FULL TREE BLOOMS.

 

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