Jugos, bebidas, vinos y licoresSep. 9, 2011
Producción 2011 en Michigan alcanzaría 1.050 millones de libras
Michigan’s 2011 apple production is forecast at 1,050 million pounds — up 78 percent from last year, according to the USDA’s National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS), Michigan Field Office.
The statistics are a little deceiving, however, said Ken Nye, horticulture and forestry specialist with Michigan Farm Bureau.
“Remember that last year we had only half a crop,” he said. “The 78 percent increase represents a nice rebound, but it’s not going to be a record. There will be plenty of Michigan apples to go around, though, and the quality is good despite the challenges growers faced.”
In 2010, a late spring frost trimmed apple buds and contributed to the poor production.
This year, weather during apple budding was warmer, although incidents of harsh weather may have caused some spotty quality problems.