Now that we can comfortably say that the “Unforgettable Winter of 2016” is behind us, we look forward to a positively beautiful Spring. As the apple, pear and cherry trees welcome their blossoms, the vineyards get ready to explode with color. Some fruit crops may experience a later than normal harvest due to the lingering low temperatures, but should still be quite profitable. Although the Pacific Northwest experienced sub-zero temperatures this last winter, the reports of damage are very limited according to an article on the Washington Ag Network website. The Washington State Tree Fruit Association is predicting less pest and virus issues because of the harsh winter, which should help with strong production and profits.
Looking forward into the upcoming growing season, we can anticipate a productive crop of tree fruits.