‘Challenging’ Year For Connecticut Apple Growers

(CBS Connecticut) – Consumers should expect Connecticut-grown apples to be smaller and fewer in number, but more flavorful. That, according to Brian Kelliher, president of the Connecticut Apple Marketing Board.

Kelliher says it has been a “challenging” year for the state’s apple crop, hit first by a bud-damaging cold snap in April and then by dryer-than-usual conditions during the summer. But, he says because of the smaller size of the fruit, the sugars will be more concentrated, thus more flavorful.

While there should be enough apples to supply most pick-your-own and retail operations this fall, the wholesale apple market could be tight, said Kelliher.

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