Apr 30, 2012
Record cold wipes out Ada orchards’ apple, peach crops

Alvin Blok had hoped this year would mimic years past and be one of the best in his family orchard’s 47 years, but a weekend cold snap appears to have nixed those dreams.

Blok said record late April cold early Sunday, as well as below-freezing temperatures early in the weekend, all but wiped out his family’s 45-acre apple crop, and he suspects their few acres of peaches also were decimated by the cold.

The Blok Orchard grows a variety of apples, including Honeycrisp, Golden Delicious and Gala. MLive

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