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RAINY WEATHER CREATES LARGER APPLES

RAINY WEATHER CREATES LARGER APPLES
 COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- A rainy summer with cool temperatures has increased the size of apples being harvested in Ohio this year. In fact, this year's apple crop nationwide will be one of the largest in years, due to favorable weather conditions.
 "Heavy rains this summer has increased the size on individual fruits, therefore total volume is up because of the larger fruit," said Mike Pullins, executive director, Ohio Fruit Growers Society.
 The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA), along with the West Point Market in Akron, Ohio will give consumers a chance to find out just how tasty the larger apples are by holding the third annual apple tasting test. Consumers will taste peeled apples, from Ohio and the west coast, Oct. 23-31 at the West Point Market, 1711 West Market Street, Akron, Ohio. Consumers will choose the winning apples.
 For more information on apple harvest contact: Mike Pullins at Ohio Fruit Growers Society, 614-249-2424. For more information on the apple tasting challenge contact: Kay Lowe at the West Point Market, 216-864-2151.
 Apple production in Ohio is approximately a $21 million a year business, with Ohio leading the way in the number and variety of apples produced. The harvest is on time and picking has begun.
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 CONTACT: Kim Norris, ODA communications director, 614-752-4505 CO: OHIO DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE ST: OH -- CL014 -- X586 09/30/92
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