On Tuesday we visited Paulâ€™s Farm Market and Greenhouses to see how last weekends cold spell impacted their fruit trees.
â€œTemperatures are very crucial during theÂ bloom period. Our peaches and plums were in bloom and it had to take away a lot of the bloom and killed them. Hopefully, there are some out there that we can go and salvage,â€ said Terry Paul, Part Owner at Paulâ€™s Farm Market and Greenhouses.
Paul said that while the peaches and plums were hit the hardest, his apple trees were not affected as much.
â€œOur apples look very promising. We might see about 25 percent of them dead. They are not in bloom yet; they are in what we call the â€˜red bud stage, red tipsâ€™. This weekend we might see them open up,â€ said Paul.
Paul said at this point and time its hard to make a judgment on the status of the plum and peach tree blooms, but heâ€™s hopeful that a lot of the blooms will survive with the upcoming warm weather.