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Deep Freeze 2014 kills most Ohio peaches

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CANFIELD, Ohio - This year's bitter cold temperatures have likely killed off most of Ohio's peach crops.

"Normally, this time of year if the fruit buds were there and alive you would see them start to swell," said David Hull of White House Fruit Farms, as he looks over this year's crop.

Hull, is like many other area farmers, who lost the crop. He says it's likely due to several sub-zero days in January.

"You have to take the good years with the bad years and this is one of those years where the cold temperatures caught up with you," said Hull.

Hull says, a wiped out crop is nothing new for farmers in the Ohio peach business.

"You can expect one out of ten years, two out of ten years, you may not have a peach crop," said Hull. "And that's generally not because of spring frost, it's generally because of cold winters."

Deep Freeze 2014 is also to blame for the knocked out peach crop at Angiuli's Farm Market and Green House.

But on Tuesday evening, Carl Angiuli said he was also concerned about the freezing temperatures expected that night.

"The apple crop right now is looking okay but if the temperatures tonight go below 23 degrees, 24 degrees there might be apple damage," said Angiuli.

Angiuli says the night time cold, won't wipe out his entire apple crop but, he will likely loose some early varieties.

As for peaches, farmers say the closest peaches to Ohio that were not wiped out by the cold will likely come from Eastern and Southern Pennsylvania.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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