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2012-10-09 07:00:49 AM  
Only an idiot would be concerned about cold weather affecting the apple crop in the fall. That's actually pretty good for the fruit.

/Refrigeration how werk it.
 
2012-10-09 07:07:09 AM  

HotIgneous Intruder: Only an idiot would be concerned about cold weather affecting the apple crop in the fall. That's actually pretty good for the fruit.

/Refrigeration how werk it.


No, silly. It's because Google has a patent on selling phones when it's cold outside. Subby forgot to capitalize the A.
 
2012-10-09 07:15:54 AM  
We were worried about the apple shortage that might not actually happen, but now we're not.
Sounds like mighty fine mainstream media fearmongering.
Thanks, TODAY SHOW!

/Because activating fear centers in the brain is how they get you to buy stuff.
 
2012-10-09 07:19:58 AM  

HotIgneous Intruder: Only an idiot would be concerned about cold weather affecting the apple crop in the fall. That's actually pretty good for the fruit.

/Refrigeration how werk it.


I can tell who DNRTFA. There was a warm spell last Spring that caused the the apple trees to blossom way early, followed by a frost that killed many of those blossoms. Some of the apple growers lost 50% of their crop. That's pretty damn serious if you happen to own an apple orchard and depend on it for your living.

/only an idiot would comment without RTFA.
 
2012-10-09 07:23:24 AM  
Why would anybody panic-buy apples when you can have a perfectly good steak.
 
2012-10-09 07:42:25 AM  
Where's Beeks? Where in hell is Beeks?
 
2012-10-09 07:43:35 AM  
The cold hasn't affected the apple harvest? Wilson, for Christ's sake, sell!
 
2012-10-09 07:44:05 AM  
But I just saw a news report that the numbers were in and there was in fact a super doom and gloom apple shortage.....wat do?
 
2012-10-09 08:38:29 AM  
Who was even worried about an apple shortage? Everyone I know with apple trees has had an explosion of the fruit (more than they can eat, bake, give to horses, etc.) with this years crazy weather.

At least, in the Colorado / Wyoming areas.
 
2012-10-09 10:23:39 AM  
Buy mortimer, buy!
 
2012-10-09 10:24:26 AM  
No wait! Sell, mortimer, sell!
 
2012-10-09 02:24:38 PM  

tdyak: Who was even worried about an apple shortage? Everyone I know with apple trees has had an explosion of the fruit (more than they can eat, bake, give to horses, etc.) with this years crazy weather.

At least, in the Colorado / Wyoming areas.


I talked with the owner of my local orchard last weekend, and they lost 90% of their crop. This is in New Hampshire, where it hit 85 degrees in late winter, then went below freezing again. All the blossoms began to bloom, then simply snapped off. At least their cider (unpasteurized, the good stuff) didn't increase in price too much.
 
2012-10-09 02:48:23 PM  
when did apples get so expensive?
they're anywhere from 1.50 to 2.00 a pound now! wtf
 
2012-10-09 03:24:02 PM  
But will we have plenty of applewood? To smoke our bacon?

What's that you say? Bacon shortage?! NOOOOOOOOOO...
 
2012-10-09 03:32:55 PM  

E_Henry_Thripshaws_Disease: when did apples get so expensive?
they're anywhere from 1.50 to 2.00 a pound now! wtf


Yeah tell me about it. And this is in Washington state!
 
2012-10-09 03:55:20 PM  
rumors about an apple shortage prove fruitless

There are still long waits for an iPhone 5.
 
2012-10-09 07:02:50 PM  
bless your heart subby. one of the few times i catch on to the humor in the headline.

/thick as a brick
 
2012-10-11 01:18:08 PM  

hogans: tdyak: Who was even worried about an apple shortage? Everyone I know with apple trees has had an explosion of the fruit (more than they can eat, bake, give to horses, etc.) with this years crazy weather.

At least, in the Colorado / Wyoming areas.

I talked with the owner of my local orchard last weekend, and they lost 90% of their crop. This is in New Hampshire, where it hit 85 degrees in late winter, then went below freezing again. All the blossoms began to bloom, then simply snapped off. At least their cider (unpasteurized, the good stuff) didn't increase in price too much.


The Midwest was hit pretty hard. I bought some cider in Michigan late this summer for $8 a gallon. All of the orchards around me were nailed too (I am in Illinois). Cider prices are ludicrous this year. Oh well, I guess I won't be making any apple wine.
 
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