The final verdict won't be in until after the harvest, but New York apple growers are expecting a below-average crop yield this fall.
The months-long drought won't result in the bumper crop of apples we saw last year. And the fruit will look and taste different, too.
"What you will see in the marketplace is possible a little bit of a smaller-sized apple,” said Jim Allen, president of the New York Apple Association. “The good news is it'll be a sweet apple. Drier weather always makes sweet products."