After experiencing unusually chilly temperatures in May and flooding in July, Vermont managed to hold onto roughly 60% of its crop. Apple quantity varies among individual farms, however. Some farmers suffered no losses, while many lost between one third and half of their apple crops. An unlucky few businesses were unable to salvage hardly any.
Terry Bradshaw from the University of Vermont Extension Crops and Soils Team said that Vermont orchards showed more resiliency than anticipated, with some parts of Vermont still producing fruit despite reaching temperatures in the mid-20s. Additionally, the July flooding spared most managed orchards, which are typically located on hills and outside of flood zones.