Northwest apple growers are expecting a bumper crop this year and harvest is already beginning on some farms.
But growers are excited over an apple variety you can’t even get in stores yet.
Washington’s crop this year is going to be the second largest on record – at 4.8-billion pounds. Only last year's crop was larger.
Northwest apple expert Rebecca Lyons attributes that recent growth to newer much-denser plantings. But more and more farmers are turning toward premium, newer varieties to earn profits.