BAYFIELD - You would think the tough winter Northern Wisconsin experienced would put a damper on apple season, but it actually did the exact opposite.
The pros at Bayfield Apple Company said the cold helped kill off some bad pests.
While the heavy snow was a pain when it was falling, it actually protected the apple trees.
"We had so much snow this year it kind of provided a blanket over the trees so they didn't get too much winter stress,” said Bayfield Apple Company marketing manager, Missy Morin. “The snow provided the comfort the trees needed and they're doing fine."
With no late frost, the orchard expects apple picking to start early September.