Oct 10, 2011
Wisconsin apple harvest rebounds

Blessed with good weather, Wisconsin’s apple harvest is expected to be dramatically better than it was last year.

While the final numbers aren’t in yet, growers say their orchards have recovered from 2010, when a spring frost and other harsh weather wiped out a large portion of the crop.

"We are probably back to a more normal year," said Tom Ferguson, president of the Wisconsin Apple Growers Association and owner of Ferguson’s Morningside Orchard in Galesville.

The state is expected to produce more than 43 million pounds of apples, up 17% from 2010, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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