A series of cold winters has the promise to produce one of the best apple crops in 30 years. Colder winters are actually beneficial to apple orchards because they not only kill off insects but also help apple trees hibernate. This hibernation period allows sunshine to create a sweet burst of flavor.
Picking season for apples usually runs from September through the month of October. Growing areas include the Northwest, 4 Corners, Northeast, and parts of the Midwest. A hardy, full grown apple tree can withstand temperatures of -60 degrees Fahrenheit.
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