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For local apple-growers, the harsh winter of 2011 was rotten to the core. Fortunately, last year's bad apples did not spoil this year's bunch. This past winter was relatively normal, if a little long, which helped to knock out insects and limit the damage they cause. The late start to spring made for heavy-laden branches, so this fall will hold plenty of pick-your-own apples, baked apple treats, apple cider, and fun at local orchards -- including Afton's annual Apple Fest. PHOTOS BY ALMA GUZMAN
Find out where to pick your own apples in the Twin Cities...
Afton Apple Orchard
14421 S. 90th St., Hastings
Published on September 24, 2013