CHESHIRE, Conn. (WTNH) — Nothing says fall like the smell of fresh apples, fresh flowers, and pumpkins of course. The folks at Drazen Orchards in Cheshire are busy packing up fruit to head out to schools across the state. School may be in session, it may technically be fall, but the temps missed the memo and in some ways, that’s causing issues for the apples.
Eli Drazen, Owner of Drazen Orchards in Cheshire said, “Things are ripening up faster than you really like them too…we’re not getting the cold nights. It has slowed down business a little bit, we weren’t as busy yesterday when it was almost 90.”
90 is hot. In fact, we’ve broken records the last two days and while some aren’t happy about it, others are digging the heat!
Guadalupe Martinez & Micaela Petersen of Brooklyn, N.Y. commented, “Yeah I like it, I’d rather be hot than cold.”
And the other side effect of the heat is that trees are filled with apples that aren’t typically ready until much later in the season, which makes it a lot harder for farmers to sell their product.
So why is it so hot outside?
To find the answer, take a look into the sky. Our weather has been influenced by high pressure which typically gives us lots of sunshine, and in some cases, warm temps like we’ve been seeing. Even Hurricane Maria will be pushed away from New England thanks to that big area of high pressure.
So whether we like it or not, we’re stuck with these warm temperatures for the next couple of days. But the good news is, as we head towards next weekend, the apples will taste that much sweeter with fall actually feeling like fall.