‘It’s like a perfume factory’

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 30 April 2013 at 12:00 am

Fruit orchards start spring bloom in Orleans

Photos by Tom Rivers

Ken Nice, co-owner of Nice Farms in Knowlesville, walks through a fruit orchard this afternoon along Knowlesville Road. He is checking how the bees are pollinating the fruit crop. The pink blossoms will bear white nectarines while the white blossoms will be plums. Nice expects a much better year after a freeze in April 2012 wiped out a lot of the local fruit crop last year. Nice said the blossoming trees are a visual and olfactory feast. “It’s like a perfume factory,” he said.