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Heat prompts early crops in Ontario


This year's peach crop is expected to be 30% less than usual in Ontario
This year's peach crop is expected to be 30% less than usual in Ontario

Staff writers

July 20, 2012 — Unusually warm weather has prompted an early fruit and veggie crops in Ontario -- and that has some Ontario farmers worried.

The weather hasn't been kind to Ontario crops.

Warm temperatures in February and March prompted an early apple and peach blossom -- causing many plants to become damaged by frost when the temperatures returned to seasonal levels.

Now, a warm spell that began in late June has Ontario peaches growing two weeks ahead of schedule.

This year's crop is expected to be about 30 percent less than usual, thanks to the weather.

Other fruits and veggies - such as cherries, broccoli, corn and cabbage - are also showing up early.


 


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