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Old September 17th, 2012, 01:44 PM   #21
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We're just in the wrong state.

KENNEWICK, Wash. — Washington apple growers are expecting a bumper crop this year as workers begin harvesting the fruit from trees around the state.

Hail in July tempered initial expectations for a record-setting 120 million bushels of fresh apples. But this year's crop of apples is still expected to be the state's second largest, said Todd Fryhover, president of the Washington Apple Commission.

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Old September 17th, 2012, 01:51 PM   #22
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Need to get you one of these crack machines. Maybe find a few apples, and a few pears. Good stuff, 15 gallons made yesterday.
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Old September 17th, 2012, 02:48 PM   #23
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Angry Orchard hard cider $7.50 at meijer for a 6 pack, after 6 or so of these you won't care about the price of regular cider
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Old September 17th, 2012, 02:52 PM   #24
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I just talked to my buddy who's family has a farm and orchard in Dexter. No cider for them this year.
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Old September 17th, 2012, 03:15 PM   #25
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I just talked to my buddy who's family has a farm and orchard in Dexter. No cider for them this year.
Do they own dexter cider mill? They have the very best cider! Only Franklin cider mill comes close to them.
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Old September 17th, 2012, 03:22 PM   #26
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Do they own dexter cider mill? They have the very best cider! Only Franklin cider mill comes close to them.
Nope. Lesser Farms. And I think their cider beats the Mill's, but that's my opinion.
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Old September 17th, 2012, 04:20 PM   #27
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My neighbor owns an orchard in Saline and its a bust this year on apples.
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Old September 17th, 2012, 05:20 PM   #28
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Need to get you one of these crack machines. Maybe find a few apples, and a few pears. Good stuff, 15 gallons made yesterday.
Would love to get one of those. May have to start looking. Ware did you get that one?
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Old September 17th, 2012, 05:38 PM   #29
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Parshalville usually gets its apples from the orchard just down the road from me. That orchard didn't open this year because there are no apples. This is the first time Muellers hasn't opened since 1941. Parshalville used to pay $80 per crate for cider apples. This year they are paying over $300 per crate. As BigBChevy said, they are using all Michigan grown apples but cider is at a premium because of it.
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Old September 17th, 2012, 06:32 PM   #30
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So the everclear is now the cheapest ingredient in your apple pie?
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Old September 17th, 2012, 07:03 PM   #31
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So the everclear is now the cheapest ingredient in your apple pie?

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Old September 17th, 2012, 07:47 PM   #32
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I was wondering way my trees didn't make any apples this year...I saw flowers on them?
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Old September 17th, 2012, 07:50 PM   #33
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Old September 17th, 2012, 08:18 PM   #34
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I was wondering way my trees didn't make any apples this year...I saw flowers on them?
You sure did. However the freezing temps that took place after the bloom caused the flowers to become damaged to the point they couldn't produce pollen long enough for bees to do there job because carhart doesnt make jackets small enough to fit bees.
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You sure did. However the freezing temps that took place after the bloom caused the flowers to become damaged to the point they couldn't produce pollen long enough for bees to do there job because carhart doesnt make jackets small enough to fit bees.
That is a super cute mental image :)
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Old September 17th, 2012, 10:43 PM   #36
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The place i went to in Rogers city had acres and acres of trees fully loaded with apples, I was shocked! Place is called Knaebe's. Fresh cider, donuts and other delicious goodies.
Some orchards have heaters and wind machines to keep the air circulating. A few orchards even hired hellicopters to keep the air moving on the coldest nights.
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Old September 17th, 2012, 10:46 PM   #37
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i pass a place on my way to school, with a huge billboard out front, that says "Our apple market will be closed this year due to bad crops" Or something like that.
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Paid 5.98 today in Laporte Indiana i guess our crop want that bad
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My wife paid $11 for a gallon this weekend. I thought that was crazy. Especially because it was gone when I got home. Hopefully we can find some apples. My friend has a press. I have been keeping an eye on the apple pie thread.
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Some orchards have heaters and wind machines to keep the air circulating. A few orchards even hired hellicopters to keep the air moving on the coldest nights.
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