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Apple Crop Suffers Due To Freezing April Temperatures
Updated July 24, 2014 7:03 AM | Filed under: Agriculture
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(BEDFORD) - Days of below-zero weather in January killed off most of Indiana's peaches, and a few hours of below-freezing temperatures on April 15 cut the apple crop in half.

David Byers, who owns an orchard, says that the peaches currently for sale at Bedford's Applacres hail from Georgia.

Byers added that about 30 percent of late-peach varieties from some trees planted on a hill did survive this year and will be ready in August.

Byers says but when apple season comes, there won't be much of a local crop because of a few hours of below-freezing temperatures on April 15 which cut the apple crop in half.



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