Local article about the apple harvest
Our local paper has an article about the crummy apple harvest this year.
Some highlights (lowlights)
- Orchards have 30%-40% of their usual crop
- No 'Pick your own' because of the waste
- The apples are a couple weeks early this year. "People who are thinking October apples should be thinking September apples"
My favorite little orchard has this posted on their website: "We have a very reduced crop this year due to early March bloom followed by multiple freezes followed by a hot, droughty summer! We expect about about a 30% crop"
Here is a link that might be useful: Wisconsin apple orchards bracing for worst harvest in recent memory