no! ... hail !

franktank232(z5 WI)July 25, 2013

Lot of my fruit is knocked off or damaged.. The orchards just west of here in MN just got slammed...

These were jagged, long pieces... maybe 4 or 5 inches. It sounded like someone was throwing rocks at the house.

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fruitnut Z7 4500ft SW TX

Wow, that's an ugly looking hailstone!! How badly were your trees affected?

    Bookmark   July 25, 2013 at 5:09PM
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mrsg47(7)

Frank, you and Fruitnut have really suffered from white ice this year. It is actually scary. The look of that barbed clump of ice in your hand is dangerous. I hope your trees made it through the storm. Mrs. G

    Bookmark   July 25, 2013 at 5:16PM
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franktank232(z5 WI)

FN-

That is a few pieces... still enough to do a lot of damage.

    Bookmark   July 25, 2013 at 5:21PM
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mamuang_gw

Frank,
That's one ugly ice!!. Hope the damage to your trees and fruit is limited. I remember those beutiful pictures of the young fruit you posted.

You have it rough this year, man. So sorry for any loss of your fruit.

    Bookmark   July 25, 2013 at 5:30PM
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franktank232(z5 WI)

My pluots are on wheels..i was smart enough to move them under the overhang so the pluots are fine...it did take off one little branch that was hanging out, but no fruit...the donot peaches also made it through..apples got shredded, pears were shredded and the plums got majorly thinned...still enough fruit out there, but i feel bad for these apple growers that are doing this to make a living...

    Bookmark   July 25, 2013 at 5:33PM
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windfall_rob(vt4)

Wow, That's rough.
I grew up in the Midwest with vivid memories of what those big summer thundercrackers can do. I thought I had seen some ugly hail, but have never seen anything that shape or size. I can be believe "shredded" to be an accurate description of the damage it would do.

    Bookmark   July 25, 2013 at 10:06PM
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camp10

Wow, that's some mean looking hail. So sorry to hear about your crop.

Growing fruit is like gambling in Vegas....except that Vegas probably gives better odds.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2013 at 8:13AM
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