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Area orchards getting boost from heat

Cherry and apple growers in Door and Kewaunee Counties are seeing their crops get a little extra boost this week thanks to the heat. The cool, wet spring delayed blossoms on trees for a couple of weeks, but hot, humid temperatures through the weekend are expected to speed up the ripening process. Cherry growers for much of Door County are about a week behind from where they were last year. Steve Wood from Wood Orchard in Sturgeon Bay says rain could cause issues as they look to start harvesting next week.

Bill Roethle of Hillside Apples in Casco says the hot temperatures are helping his crop move along faster as well.

Some cherry orchards in southern Door County are already open for picking as the rest of the area gears up for what is hopefully a productive harvest season.

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