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Growers Try to Move Larger Than Average Apple Crop

PATASKALA (Lu Ann Stoia) -- Central Ohio orchards were busy Monday as people took advantage of the Labor Day holiday to pick some apples.

Growers, including Mitch Lynd in Licking County, said the crop is good because weather was better this year. Last years apple crop was down due to an earlier than usual spring, followed by late frosts that killed new blossoms. Then the summer drought also took its toll.

The big difference between this year and last year, according to Lynd, is the fruit size.

"Last year was very hot and we struggled to make a desirable fruit size," said Lynd.

Lynd said the consumer may benefit from the strong regional and national harvests of apples this year, as some retailers try to move a larger than average crop.
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