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Freeze’s impact on apples still being weighed

As farmers were just settling into the idea of warm temperatures bringing about an early fruit crop, last week’s three-day cold snap brought potentially chilling results for some apple growers in Unicoi County.
“Early Thursday morning was the time we were mainly concerned about,” said Ty Petty with the University of Tennessee Extension office. That concern, Petty said, was about how the cold affected fruit growers in the area.
“Well, it doesn’t look real good,” said Eugene Harris, a Unicoi County apple grower. “We were down to about 24 degrees the other night. There’s not going to be many apples this year around here.”

For the remainder of this story pick up the April 17th edition of The Erwin Record.