Recent heavy rain followed by extreme heat has affected many crops in Vermont, but one fruit is thriving!
BURLINGTON, Vt. - Recent heavy rain followed by extreme heat has affected many crops in Vermont, but one fruit is thriving!
Blueberry farms have an over-abundance this season and it's only the beginning.
Unlike other berries destroyed by rain, blueberries can handle inches of rainfall at a time.
Blueberry farmers say even the hot, dry days would have to last for a long, extended amount of time before the heat has any effect on the crop.
"You cannot give blueberries enough water. You can water them every day, and you can get inches of rain and they just love it. They keep getting bigger and bigger, and we have a bumper crop this year," says George Opalenik of Paul Mazza's Farm.
Opalenik says the berries are already two times bigger than they normally are.
The farm's biggest problem now, they need pickers to come help pick all of the crop.
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