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MEL810, flickr

Early Apple Crop Looks Strong in Mass.

With the 34th annual Apple and Peach festival being held this weekend in Acushnet, Massachusetts officials say some apple growers are reporting a strong crop and some above-average sized fruit as the picking season begins following a tough 2012.

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New England Expects Ample Apples After Dismal 2012

Apple pickers are descending on New England's orchards for the early varieties as farmers around the region predict a strong rebound from a dismal 2012.

Weather conditions have been favorable to apple production this year, with minimal late frosts, a wet early summer and recent dry conditions

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AllieOooster,flickr

Mild Temperatures, April Frost Take Toll On Local Apple Orchards

Many apple orchards across New England are facing shortages after a warm spring and late April freeze killed early blossoms.  

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