Apple harvest looking good despite summer drought

Apples looking good

A mild winter, dry spring and hot summer have caused many problems for local Northwest Ohio farmers. But there is a crop that is still looking good. Apples have not suffered as much from the dry hot summer as other crops have.

Jeff MacQueen of MacQueen Orchards tells us that the apples have extra starch in them this year that will turn to sugar making the apples very sweet. The apples are also ahead of schedule and will be ready to be picked two or three weeks early this year.

MacQueen also says that the recent rain will help to make the apples get that last bit of growth before they are picked. For more information on the apple harvest this year go to