Weather creates lagging start for Mid-Atlantic produce - The Packer

Weather creates lagging start for Mid-Atlantic produce

06/06/2014 10:50:00 AM
Jim Offner

Watermelon, apples, sweet corn and cabbage were looking good, he said.

“So, despite a miserable cold winter, we were able to get out in the field in April and get some things going. Our apple crop looks good. It weathered the cold winter.”

Cold waves in January left its mark on some peach orchards, Kee said.

“Some varieties are perfect and other varieties were hurt a little, but overall, I think we’ll have a decent peach crop,” he said.

Delaware vegetables might be a bit later, but quality should be good, said Richard Papen, owner of Papen Farms in Dover.

He said his vegetable deal would start around June 10 with cabbage, with green beans starting about June 20 and sweet corn around July 10.

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