Will this Spring chill effect Tennessee crops?

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT)-- Snow, freeze warnings and chilly temperatures are all elements that you'd expect in the winter not the beginning of spring. But it's the weather we've seen over the past week so will it have an effect on crops this year?

Dennis Fox from the Fruit and Berry Patch in Halls said he's not worried "Last year spring was early but we still had chilly nights. The cold killed 85% of our blackberry crop."

Therefore, a delay in spring is good news for plenty of farmers even though we'll have to wait a little longer for those ripe fruits.

The Fruit and Berry Patch estimates the middle of May for strawberries followed by blackberries, blueberries and peaches in July. They'll open their strawberry patch in May for everyone to visit and pick their own fruits!

Visit the link at the bottom of the page for more information about the Fruit and Berry Patch.


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