Michigan’s 2020 apple harvest looks good, comparable to 2019

LANSING – Michigan apple growers are predicting a good harvest that will look similar to 2019’s haul.
The Michigan Apple Committee said this year’s harvest will be an estimated at 22.5 million bushels, in line with last year’s crop. Diane Smith, executive director of the group that promotes Michigan apples, said she’s hearing reports of a good crop largely free of frost damage from cold May weather.
“Growers used many tools to prevent damage from frost in early May. While some areas of the state were impacted more significantly than others, overall we are hearing reports of a quality crop with minimal frost damage,” she said.
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Smith said honeycrisp apples, a consumer favorite, are having an “exceptionally good” growing season.
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