Promising Apple Crops in Western Wis.

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

Apple farmers are in dire need of a productive crop.

The owner of Ferguson's Orchard in Galesville, which is about 25 miles north of La Crosse, says everything is right to make that a reality.

Apples thrive in the 70 to 80 degree temperatures, and they haven't been hit by any major hail storms.

Even though some trees in the orchard are still looking a little thin, the owner, Tom Ferguson, says he's happy with what's there.

He's eager to see what the crop looks like when they start harvesting next week.

"Last year to this year is night and day different, so we only had 10% of a normal crop last year and this year we should have about 100% so we're pretty excited, this is an important year for us," says Ferguson.

Ferguson's will open its apple shop in a couple weeks with a small variety of apples. It will quickly ramp up come September and October.

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