DETROIT (AP) — A warmer-than-normal March followed by some below freezing nights will impact the number of apples available for self-picking at some orchards across the state.
Fruit tree buds blossomed a month or more early beginning in March, but the early blossoms died after temperatures later dipped.
The supply of U-pick apples at the Spicer Orchard in Fenton, near Flint, will be light and scattered. Erwin Orchards in South Lyon, northwest of Detroit, says on its website that there will be no apples for U-pick this fall.
State officials estimate that about 90 percent of Michigan's apple crop has been lost.
Information from: Detroit Free Press, http://www.freep.com