The glory from the impact of apple horticulture to the economy of five thousand crores of Himachal Pradesh will be seen ahead of time this time. Apple season will start 15 days in advance. The reason for this is the absence of rain. Now flowering is happening in high altitude areas. This process has been completed in low and medium altitude areas. In 10 to 12 days it will be easy to assess whether apple production will be more or less than last year. Cold wind is blowing in the state for a few days. This wind is giving relief to the gardeners. There is moisture in the air. But, not so much that it takes the form of a cloud and rains.
Due to lack of rain this year, all the areas are still untouched by the effect of hailstorm. Small apples get tainted by hail. Later, its prices are not found correctly in the market, although the wounds are naturally healed, but the right price of such apples not is paid by the agent. According to the gardeners, there was a drought in April in 2010 as well, but then there was a bumper crop of apple.