Alaska Pioneer Fruit Growers Association

1998 ORCHARD REPORTS

August 9, 1998

 

FAIRBANKS—Clair Lammers

 

Our growing season started at the normal time of year!” We had NO rain until July 11. I started irrigating May 27th. We had “the best year ever”. I ripened 93 varieties of apples for a total of 1239 pounds, 8 varieties of plums for 67 pounds, 5 varieties of pear for 16 pounds, 4 varieties of apricots (did not weigh) and 6 varieties of cherries. Our killing frost arrived on September 29 with a low of 24°F. Total rain fall was 10.95 inches.