HOT WEATHER IS FOR BEING AT THE BEACH
Weather-wise, 2012 was an odd one to say the least. Spring came on with a vengeance! In fact, I was in the Florida Keys mid-April and it was warmer here in Michigan than it was in southern Florida!
This was good for the plants to get a great jump start, but the continued heat caused many blooms to drop thus fruit production was substantially lower than in years past. While temperatures somewhat stabilized, they remained elevated for most of the growing season.