Apple harvest gets underway, a little later than usual
Apple growers in Orleans County have started their harvest, about a week later than usual due to the damp spring, and then some cool summer nights.
It will be a busy 8 to 10 weeks for the apple growers who expect other later-season varieties to mature on schedule. That will compress the harvest season and make for some long days to get all the apples picked.
New York is the country’s second-leading apple producer behind Washington State. New York harvests about 30 million bushels of apples each year.
Orleans County is a big apple growing county in New York, behind only Wayne County.