Agriculture officials in our region say this year's apple crop is faring surprisingly well considering the early start to this year's growing season.
Crops in big apple growing states like Michigan were almost completely wiped out after April frost damaged trees that had blossomed prematurely because of the warm weather.
Growers at Poverty Lane Orchards in Lebanon, New Hampshire say some of their trees were damaged, but for the most part this year's crop is looking good. They do say though, that the weather patterns over the last several years are a cause for concern.
"We have had three very strange springs in a row all marked by progressively earlier warmth and progressively earlier growth in the trees," said the farm's Stephen Wood. "We've got a lot of beautiful fruit out there. It is scattered in a way that is going to be a little difficult for us this fall but we got plenty of fruit."
The orchard will be open for pick-your own apples on Labor Day as usual.