Economy
4:43 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

New York's Apple Crop on the Mend

New York's apple crop is on the rebound, and growers aren't too concerned about the cold weather forecast for Monday night.

Some growers last year lost 60 to 70 percent of their crop because of a late April frost, but the President and CEO of the New York Apple Association, Jim Allen, says 2013 is shaping up nicely.

Allen says this year's crop is in excellent shape, and so far it's a "textbook perfect" season.
There is a freeze warning in effect for Monday night, and Allen says temperatures around 29 degrees would lead to a loss of about ten percent of the crop.

He says that's not a problem, but if it gets to around 25 degrees, he says they'll lose a lot more.
Allen adds if they can get through the next couple of days they'll be in great shape, with production expected back to normal levels.