Cooler Fall temperatures impact crops

By: Ian Margol Email
By: Ian Margol Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) As cooler temperatures begin to creep in, we're reminded of this past spring when a cold snap threatened all of the crops in the Grand Valley.

Due to the freeze, many growers were left with a significantly slimmer crop than years past. While WineFest goers are used to having lots of product to choose from, this year many local winemakers are low on bottles.

"There's already probably not enough grapes to go around in Colorado," says Parker Carlson from Carlson Vineyards. "Several wineries bring stuff in [from out of state], which they have to do and they'll probably bring more in this year."

Fast forward to this fall though and you'll find growers whose crops are welcoming the cooler temperatures we're starting to see.

Pumpkins aren't affected by cooler weather; in fact, it makes the process of picking them significantly easier.

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