Northwest Tree Fruit Damage Is Extensive

A lengthy freeze in the Pacific Northwest hit tree fruit crops hard recently, but experts say they still expect the region to produce a marketable harvest this year. Different geographic locations in the region vary in elevation and temperature, so the level of frost damage differed significantly from orchard to orchard. The impression I am getting is that this year's frost season has been more extensive

A lengthy freeze in the Pacific Northwest hit tree fruit crops hard recently, but experts say they still expect the region to produce a marketable harvest this year.

Different geographic locations in the region vary in elevation and temperature, so the level of frost damage differed significantly from orchard to orchard.

“The impression I am getting is that this year's frost season has been more extensive than has been seen in the last 15 years,” said Kirk Mayer, chairman and

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