Orchards In Central Kentucky Dealing With Cold Temperatures

Posted at 2:47 PM, Apr 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-17 14:47:58-04

SCOTT COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) – Orchards in Central Kentucky are struggling to get up and running for the summer because of the cold temperatures.

Kevin Evans said that he’s relying on the weather to bring Evan’s Orchard and Cider Mill to life. He said as his Georgetown operation has grown over the last 24 years, he’s had to learn to adapt, but even he doesn’t have the flexibility to adapt to the rollercoaster temperatures of spring. 

Several late freezes are pushing back some of his blooms later and later. 

“You know it’s a nightmare trying to figure when you’re going to do what and how you’re going to plant. We’ve got potatoes sitting on a wagon that we should have put in the ground a week or two ago,” said Evans. "We’re scrambling we’ve got a building we’re trying to get up, and everybody is working in mud. It’s just a mess right now."

A busy few weeks ahead of their official opening May 1st. He’s the one now taking orders in the family run business. 

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