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apple farmers got hit hard last year when a late freeze destroyed 90 percent of
the state's apple crop.
to rebound from last year, farmer's are optimistic and relieved, saying 2013
could be a very good year.
very relieved to see a full crop on our trees this year, and so will our
customers," said Scott Robertello, co-owner of Kapnick Orchards. "In a normal
year, we produce 25 million bushels, and last year was a two-and-a-half to
three million bushel crop."
for many orchards, higher prices made up for the losses, at least somewhat.
weekends in the fall, which is usually the busiest time of the year…was definitely
slower than a normal year, so we didn't sell quite as much cider and donuts and
things like that," Robertello said.
for 2013, aside from a freeze on May 13, farmers can expect a full crop come
July. And a full crop means a happy farmer.
fruit grower is smiling, I'd say, this year in Michigan and Ohio compared to
last year," Robertello said.