Worst year ever???
OK, I've only been growing fruit for 7 years, so I don't have a lot of data to go off of. But in southern Wisconsin:
1) 80 degree temps in March, which got things blooming, early so that ...
2) We could go back to a week of lows in the 20's in April. Then it ...
3) Stopped raining in May. We've had 0.2 inches of moisture since Memorial Day. And then, to top it off ...
4) It got hot! 14 days over 90 in the past 3 weeks, including 3 days over 100. Our max was 105 degrees.
Strawberries: Many blossoms froze. I got about half my normal crop.
Raspberries: Fruiting canes burned up! See pic below. Next years bearing canes look OK.
Apples: Have dropped a lot of leaves, and the fruit has stopped growing. (See pic below) Will the apples rebound?
Blackberries: Fruiting canes aren't dead, but don't look healthy.
I've been watering regularly, but this year's weather just won't give me a break!
Thanks for letting me vent!