Peonies

KBBI

High temperatures on the Kenai Peninsula brought on an early harvest for the local peony crop.
KBBI's Kathleen Gustafson visited  some of the local peony fields and spoke to growers.

Early Spring Impacts Peony Growers

Jul 29, 2016
Photo by Casey Marsh

Peonies are a growing Alaska export. In 2015, peony growers shipped more than 50,000 stems from Alaska, and Gov. Bill Walker recently declared July to be Alaska Peony Month for the second year in a row. But this year farmers were taken by surprise when the Alaska peony season came early.