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Producers Say Favorable Weather Made For Bountiful Apple Harvest

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Posted: September 25, 2013

Minfort Pierre of Haiti picks Red Delicious apples at Turkey Knob Apples in Timberville on Tuesday morning. Jaime Williams, president of Turkey Knob, said he expects the crop to be about 10 percent above its five-year average of around 1 million bushels. (Photos by Nikki Fox / DN-R)
Just-picked Granny Smith apples wait to be taken to the processing plant where they will be cleaned, sorted, coated and sent to market.
A migrant worker walks to a different row while harvesting apples at Turkey Knob Apples in Timberville on Tuesday morning.
HARRISONBURG — A month into harvest, Virginia farmers are finding their baskets filled with large, juicy, flavorful and brightly colored apples.

“We got good size to them. They look nice and...


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