Apple Crop, Cherry Crop Suffer; NY Grape Crop Thrives

09.24.12 | Sarah Harnisch

The quality of this year's grape crop in New York state is excellent. Though weather limited the harvest, the New York Wine and Grape Foundation says this year's grape crop has been mostly spared, despite the springtime frost and the bone dry summer. The foundation keeps tabs on the health of the vineyards across the state. They said despite some sleepless nights, it looks like this year's grape crop has been mostly spared. It's not a bumper crop this year, but it's respectable. Also, sugar levels are up because of rain that came just in time, which means the grapes are sweeter. The Empire State's cherry crop was decimated this year, and this may be the last good week for apple picking in most parts of the state, but grapes are thriving.