Apple orchards keeping busy


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SAINT ANSGAR, Iowa — While weather conditions have seemed to hurt other crops, it’s actually causing one to blossom.

Apple growers in Minnesota are expecting a big harvest this year.

We reported several weeks back that Iowa apple orchards are experiencing the same thing.

Although the apple crops are thriving, orchard owners are also keeping busy with customers, as demand is on the rise.

“The Honey Crisp are ripe and have been really hot for the last two weeks,” Bel-Aire Estates Winery Owner Steven Beland said. “I expect by the end of the weekend, they may be gone. I’ve only got a limited number of those. But, they were really good this year. The sweetness is good; the juice is good on them this year.”

He says they’ve seen a big number of people so far this year.

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