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Local Farmers Explain How The Cooler Weather Helps Crops

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 NACHES, WA.- With these chilly evenings and rainy days KNDO wondered if the apple harvest this year would be negatively affected.

     But Thompson Fruit Farms told us it's been a blessing and the apple crop this year is one of the largest they've had.

“The thing that makes Yakima Valley apples so unique is the fact that we do have cool nights. We're closer to the hills, so we have cool nights and warm days and it just gives those apples a blush people can't resist.” Thompson said.

         Thompson even went so far to say apples grown here are better than those on the Columbia River, because their temperatures remain so constant while ours vary.

      The recent rain has also helped to settle dust in the air and clean off trees.

     Temperatures in the forecast for the upcoming week seem to be on the rise,

     so pickers at Thompson's Fruit Farm aren't worried about the chilly weather.

     They're just excited to get the apples picked and off to the markets.