ADDISON COUNTY — Every orchard agrees: The story of this year’s harvest started in the spring.
“It got too hot too soon,” said Bob Douglas, the co-owner of Douglas Orchards in Shoreham, of the unusual warm spell that hit around St. Patrick’s Day. “Everything blossomed early. But the frost still came along when it always does, and killed those blossoms.”
And while Douglas’s crop is going to come in below average, other Addison County orchards are expecting a decent year.