Apple season in full swing in the Valley

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CANFIELD, Ohio (WKBN) – The start of fall is just days away, which means apple season has arrived.

Apple producers said the crops have certainly battled the weather this year.

Despite weather alternating between very wet, very hot, and very dry, the orchards are thriving, and the late-summer heat means extra-sweet apples.

“It’s been a good apple crop this year,” White House Fruit Farms Manager Bob Lynn said. “The peaches, we only had about a half a crop because of the cold winter, but it didn’t impact the apples at all. So we definitely have over a normal crop of apples.”

A fan favorite is the Honeycrisp apple, which will only be picked for another month.

“People think they have a watermelon texture to it. It definitely has a distinct taste to it,” Lynn said of the Honeycrisp. “It’s a sweet apple, similar to a Fuji. Definitely an eating apple over a baking apple.”

White House Fruit Farms has more than 40 different kinds of apples available. And if you’re looking for something even sweeter, Lynn said the doughnuts are delicious too.

“It’s crazy the lines we get on the weekends for our doughnuts,” Lynn said. “And we do have the same doughnuts Monday through Friday. So you can come on Monday and Tuesday and get doughnuts without the wait.”

White House farms has fall celebration weekends happening now until October 25.

The Lordstown Apple Cider Festival is also happening this weekend. The local Lion’s Club hand-presses the cider for that event.

“Generally they sell out of apple cider, so if you want your apple cider, you better come early,” Apple Cider Festival Treasurer Ruth West said.

And last but certainly not least, the Johnny Appleseed festival will take place Saturday and Sunday, the 19th and 20th, in downtown Lisbon.

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