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Illinois apple crops should see a good year

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

When the temperatures are this hot it's hard to think about apple picking season. But local orchards are gearing up for a great fall harvest. 

Apples tend to grow best in fairly cool weather with a lot of moisture. Jim Zellerman, co-owner of Edgewood Orchards in Quincy, says because we saw those conditions this Spring this will be a better than average crop.

He says it's a good rebound after last year's drought.

"We don't like to see it this hot but it will be fine. The apples weathered last year pretty well actually. And this year it's been almost perfect weather this year," said Zellerman. 

Zellerman says another thing that held back last year's apple crop was a spring freeze, something we didn't have this year.


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