Oct 3, 2011
Growers say Ohio apple harvest is at least average

Despite a challenging growing season complete with heavy spring rains, most local apple growers look to be on track for an average to above-average year as they harvest the bountiful fall fruit.

"Things look real good. We’re really close to a full crop," said Robert MacQueen II, a manager at MacQueen’s orchards in Springfield Township. With close to 30 percent of the orchard’s 180 acres of apples already harvested, Mr. MacQueen said this year’s apple crop has shaped up nicely. "Despite the dry weather we had at times, we have really good size on the fruit. The red and yellow delicious are really phenomenal." The Toledo Blade

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