Ghost apples: Freezing rain creates lovely, spooky phenomenon in MI

Freezing rain creates unusual phenomena 'ghost apples'

Freezing rain creates unusual phenomena 'ghost apples'

Widespread freezing hit western MI this week leaving behind something pretty cool in area orchards.

The Great Cold Snap of 2019 has given us a ton of terms we didn't know we needed: Frost quakes. While pruning, he noticed that the mush was draining out the bottom, and the "ghost apples" were left behind.

The end result is a cool, ghostly shell that's just slightly less fragile but a lot more lovely than a rotten, mushy apple.

Western Michigan has gone through a roller coaster of weather this month.

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A freezing rain coated the rotting apples, creating a solid icy shell around them.

"Freezing rain will turn anything it touches into a glaze of pure ice".

According to WOODTV News, the phenomenon is spotted in the state region known as the Fruit Ridge, a region near Sparta, which is known for its apple production. When he pruned the trees, they would shake, causing numerous frozen apples to fall off, ice and all.

The apples are a variety called Jonagolds, one of Sietsema's favorites, he told CNN, adding, "but we'll call these 'Jonaghosts'".

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