Goshen orchard's crop rebounds after 2012 weather

8/30/2013 8:30 AM
By Associated Press

GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — Apple growers who lost much of their crop last year say this year is shaping up to be a bountiful harvest.

Maureen Kercher says the apples at her Goshen orchard look good and should be sweeter than usual because a recent dry spell means the sugars in the apples aren't diluted.

Kercher tells The Elkhart Truth (http://bit.ly/16W6F1m ) she expects demand to be strong. Customers have already flocked to the orchard for peaches.

The orchard plans to offer 10 varieties for picking. Last year, many orchards were forced to ship in other varieties from out of state after losing their crops to a late freeze.

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Information from: The Elkhart Truth, http://www.etruth.com


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