State apple crop takes hit

  • Article by: KIM PALMER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: May 25, 2012 - 11:19 PM

Weather damage is less than first feared for most growers, but there are "pockets of disaster," particularly in the south.

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krempepMay. 26, 12 8:04 AM

Its sad news to hear of others misfortune with nature. While crops in some northern areas are damaged, those in other areas just a little south, like Indiana, look to be abundant. Mother nature is just not fair.

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factsarerealMay. 26, 1211:03 AM

Red Delicious apples aren't called "delicious" for no reason. I prefer them to all other varieties. If they were grow-able here in our climate our growers would drop the Honeycrisp variety and all this nonsense about their superior flavor in a heart beat. Still, I feel bad for our growers. It's never good when our MN. economy takes a hit like this.

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t_stevensMay. 26, 1212:33 PM

I had a hunch the apple growers in this state would be in trouble after our warm March weather got the trees budding and flowering much earlier than normal. Very strange winter and spring weather this year. March was balmy and April a month of bizarre extreme warm and cold departures from average, but overall warmer than normal. And May has been “cold” if you trend upward from March and April. I was tempted and bit at early planting of my vegetable garden. I wound up re-planting my beans as a warmer-than-normal May never panned out. I wonder what summer will have in store for us!?

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