As we turned the corner on Easter weekend, Spring was rolling right along in California. Sunny skies, warming temps., trees putting on green tender foliage, fruit size increasing, and all was well. THEN, the skies opened and unleashed a hail storm like no other (well, Texas might have had it worse …4 FEET of hail!). Falling from the sky, hail the size of nickels bruised trees, ripped off new shoots and leaves, and pummeled new green fruit to the ground!
Stone fruit season in CA is going to be quite interesting. Not ALL stone fruit was affected in CA, but with this kind of an isolated impact the entire industry will be affected; Organic and Conventional.
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