Local fruit farm fares well after recent cold snap

(File photo: Monnin Fruit Farm, WKEF/WRGT)

BUTLER TWP., Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - After our recent cold snap, there's good news to report from a local fruit farmer in Butler Township.

Glenn Monnin of Monnin Fruit Farm says the farm didn't have any damage during the recent hard freezes. Monnin says the farm's apple, plum, cherry and peach trees budded months ahead of schedule, but have not yet blossomed. He went on to say that this is good news, because since the trees hadn't blossomed yet, there was no flower to ruin.

Monnin said other states didn't fare as well with the cold snap. He said in South Carolina, some farmers lost 80% of their peach crop.

Even though today is the first day of Spring, Monnin says he's hoping the trees on the farm won't blossom for another couple of weeks.

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