Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Fruit Farmer Heats Orchard to Stop the Frost - YNN, Your News Now

Fruit Farmers across the region are trying to determine how bad the frost may have damaged early blooming fruit trees.  G and S Orchards is featured in this report from YNN:

Fruit Farmer Heats Orchard to Stop the Frost - YNN, Your News Now

Farmers Fight Hard Frost Overnight - 13 WHAM

Walworth, N.Y. It was a long, cold night for farmers fending off a potentially disastrous frost. According to Gary and Stephanie Craft in Wayne County, every degree matters.  Watch this report from G and S Orchards:

Farmers Fight Hard Frost Overnight

Time will tell.

It will be at least 2 weeks before we know if the fires and Lazy Flame heat pots were successful at producing enough heat to save the fruit blossoms. We will keep you posted.

Thank you to all for your concern, well wishes and offers of help. We truly appreciate it.

Stephanie and Gary

Monday, March 26, 2012

Farmers Prepare For Cold Night - 13 WHAM

"It has the potential to substantially reduce our income and there isn't much you can do about," say Stephanie Craft about temperatures that are expected to dip below freezing Monday night.  Watch the complete report here:

Farmers Prepare For Cold Night

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Fruit Growers Fear Losses From Frost - Rochester D & C

Grape, apple and other fruit growers throughout the Rochester region are worried about a frost expected late Monday and early Tuesday. Read the complete article from Rochester Democrat and Chronicle:

Growers Fear Losses from Frost

Sunday, March 18, 2012

How is this warm weather affecting the fruit?

A good question with the weather we are having this year! The virtually none existent winter and unseasonably warm weather has pushed the season. Currently the trees are 3 to 4 weeks ahead of last year which was considered a "normal" season. This won't be a problem if we don't get any cold weather. What is Cold? Below 32 degrees once the flower buds start opening is too cold. Keep your fingers crossed and say a prayer we make it through the next 2 months without a hard freeze.