Did the freeze over the weekend take a bite out of the Alexander County fruit crop ? The stock answer is yes, but it’s too early to tell how big a bite the freezing temperatures might have taken. Sunday morning the thermometer plunged to below freezing, maybe the mid 20’s in some orchards in Northern Alexander County. A spokesperson at Deal Orchards in Taylorsville said “it will take a while to determine the damage”. North Carolina Agricultural Extension Agent Lenny Rogers of Taylorsville said “there was some damage but the extent is not yet known”. For those of us who look forward to the crunch of an Alexander County apple or the sweet nectar of a Brushy Mountain peach, it’s wait and see.