ANTIGO - Some fruit growers in the Northwoods worry the cold overnight weather could hurt their crops this year. Farmers who grow more delicate fruits, like strawberries, are taking precautions.
The plants at Merry's Berries in Antigo are already in bloom. Blossoms reeze when the temperature drops below 32 degrees. The farm has already found some frozen blossoms.
"If they're brown, they're frozen," says Andy Merry, owner of Merry's Berries. "[They] probably froze last week when we had frost."