TRENTON, NJ (CBS) — With the recent spate of wicked winter weather across the Philadelphia region, some may be wondering how South Jersey fruit trees are faring.
Relax. They’re fine. Even after a pair of serious nor’easters this month. Just ask Jeff Wolfe with the New Jersey Departure of Agriculture.READ MORE: Bucks County Group Pushes For Mask Requirement As Country Sees Rise In COVID Cases
“Everything that we’ve heard we came through it great,” New Jersey Department of Agriculture spokesman Jeff Wolfe told KYW Newsradio. “There’s been no damage reported to any of our fruit trees. So so far so good.”
Then again, farmers were never all that worried.READ MORE: Family Of Missing Bucks County Woman Casey Johnston Hires Private Investigator
“The trees, they stayed asleep basically,” Wolfe added. “So they were able to get through any inclement weather at this point in good shape. So everything is looking good.”
And nothing’s expected to change that before spring wakes the peach and apple trees up.MORE NEWS: 'It's Never Going To End': Loved Ones Of David Padro Jr. Voice Gun Violence Frustrations At 22-Year-Old's Vigil
Anyone who’s stopped at a South Jersey farm stand knows how important those trees can be. In fact, Wolfe says New Jersey routinely shows up in the top ten nationally in apple and peach production.