Apple trees at Radke Orchards, near Michigan City, are blossoming a month early because of record-breaking warm weather in March, owner Ruth Radke said.

That early blossoming concerns Radke as well as fellow apple orchard owners in Northwest Indiana because it could put this summer’s apple crop at risk.

“If there is a hard freeze between now and May 15, we could lose our crop or part of the crop,” Radke said. “It’s the time of year you realize you’re not in control. God is in control.”

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