Dennis Clark of Clark Family Orchards in Palisade surveys the damage to the blossoms in his Cresthaven peach orchard on April 16, 2020. Clark said the temperature in the peach orchard plunged to about 25 degrees three days before, killing a large percentage of the blooms. Cresthaven peaches are fairly frost hardy, though, so he may still have some that survive. (Gretel Daugherty, Special to The Colorado Sun)

A bitter freeze and coronavirus have sprouted big problems for Palisade’s peach season

Growers on Colorado’s Western Slope knew they had a market problem because of COVID-19. But killing freezes last week put an end to their worrying about too much fruit this summer and now some are wondering if they’ll even have enough.

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