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Apple harvest expected to be near record in Michigan

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BENTON HARBOR (WKZO) --  Did anyone really want 90 and 100 degree temperatures?  Certainly Southwest Michigan’s farmers didn’t miss them this year.

The winter-that-wouldn’t-go-away was not so peachy for peach growers, and the cherry crop was the pits, but they are expecting a second consecutive bumper crop of apples.

They are projecting 29-million bushels will be harvested, down from last year’s record 30-million due to the acute cold hurting some apple trees in Southwest Michigan.

The big crop could certainly mean bargain prices for apple fans this fall, especially because the crops in Washington State and New York are also expected to be good. 

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