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Larger-than-average yield expected for this year's apple crop
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SPARTA, Mich. (WZZM) -- This year's apple crop is expected to produce at least one million more bushels than average.

This week is prime picking time for honey crisps.

Local growers say 2015 will be one of our state's vintage crops: about 110 percent of a normal season.

A lot of that is thanks to our cool weather, according to Phil Schwallier of Schwallier's Country Basket.

"Apples are a northern crop; they like cool weather so they like these nights. It got down to the 50s, so they really perform well for us," he said. "So we're gonna have a big crop this year, and they're really high quality they're nice large fruits, and right now they look like wonderful color as well."

Michigan is number three in the country in apple production, behind New York and Washington.


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