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Spring's Cold Start Shouldn't Effect Most Fruits and Veggies

Recent snow and cold weather is not expected to impact the growth on most fruits and vegetables in Oxford County.

A cold start to the spring season shouldn't have to much an impact on the fresh vegetables and fruits in Oxford County.

Sue Hillborn with Red Barn Berries tells Heart FM they should be just fine as long as the weather warms up next week like it is suppose to.

"Before we got this last bit of snow, our rhubarb was starting to break through the ground so if we get a couple of nice days, things will get caught up quickly, it's actually nice because it was going to be really dry and now we are getting a little bit of extra moisture for the crops."

Hillborn says the first thing out of the ground will be the asparagus and they are not anticipating any lengthy delays. The only thing that could be impacted by the cold snap is apples as some trees did already start to bud before we got hit with this winter weather. Hillborn did say they would rather have weather like this then what it was like 6 years ago when spring came early and then we got hit with a late frost.

"And that was pretty disastrous, we had no apples, all because we had almost 20 degree weather in March, so this is actually kind of nice because things are moving along because we had such an open and warm winter and things are slowing down again, right on schedule for things like asparagus and strawberries and those kind of crops."

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