Experience Apple Blossom season

By on May 13, 2019

Blossoms are starting to open on the more than 11 million apple trees statewide, making bloom the unofficial start of apple season in New York, according to the New York Apple Association (NYAA). Much like the fall foliage season, this brief but spectacular natural occurrence rolls out across the state and is a much-anticipated sight to behold.

“Mother’s Day weekend is typically when we expect to see the first blossoms appear,” said NYAA President Cynthia Haskins. “The different regions of the state are usually no more than 10 days apart from each other in the process.”

 Together, New York’s 600 commercial apple growers produce roughly 29.5 million bushels of apples annually, making New York the second largest apple-producing state in the U.S. and enabling New York to maintain a leadership role in the industry.                                                

“Apple blossom is always an exciting time because it represents a budding new crop,” said Haskins. “This year’s bloom is right on track with its perennial schedule.”

 Visit the NYAA website at www.applesfromny.com and use the locator map on the home page to enter your zip code and preferred travel radius to find an orchard near you. In the fall, this locator map is also a great resource for finding cideries, farm markets and you-pick orchards.

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