Hello Fellow Growers, We are well aware of the quality impact of extreme cold weather on apples in terms of long term storage, quality, etc. We are facing low temperatures in Northwest NJ of 17 degrees F on Friday night surrounded by 27 on Thursday evening and 25 on Saturday evening. Daytime highs on Friday are expected to be only 34 and on Saturday 41. We would love to be able to maintain some apples on our trees until Thanksgiving for PYO uses only. Do any of you have any experience with this? Will the apples maintain a sufficient amount of quality to be able to be marketed to a rather non discriminating PYO cliental following the freeze event with the expectation that the apples will be used quickly for fresh use and not stored? Are these apples suitable for cider?
I appreciate your insight into this question. Best Regards, Kurt Kurt W. Alstede Founder, Owner, General Manager, Alstede Farms, LLC P.O. Box 278 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, New Jersey 07930 United States of America Tel: 908-879-7189 Fax: 908-879-7815 www.alstedefarms.com<http://www.alstedefarms.com/> [cid:image001.jpg@01CFB1AF.83320400][Picture1] [fresh discoveries every day]
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