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Indiana Peach Crop Suffering Due To Harsh Winter

Last updated on Monday, July 28, 2014

(UNDATED) - It’s peach season in Indiana, but it doesn’t look like too many Hoosiers are having luck with their crop, thanks to a very harsh winter.

Thomas Roney, who helps manage Tuttle Orchard says for every degree below 10 degrees, you lose ten percent of of your peach crop.

Roney says because we managed to hit a sustained cold temperature of about 17-below this winter, a lot of the state's peach trees got the chain saw.

Apples are a different story, though. Roney says the apple trees are a lot better adapted to cold weather, and he's looking forward to a great apple crop this year, in about a month or so.

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