In this Friday, Aug. 10, 2012 photo, ripening apples hang from a tree at Burtt's apple orchard in Cabot, Vt. Apple orchards in Northern New England dodged a bullet this spring when trees got an early ... more 
In this Friday, Aug. 10, 2012 photo, ripening apples hang from a tree at Burtt's apple orchard in Cabot, Vt. Apple orchards in Northern New England dodged a bullet this spring when trees got an early start and then were hit with frost that decimated crops in big producing states like Michigan. The crop in Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire is expected to be smaller than last year's banner year but growers are optimistic about the season. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Toby Talbot
Sun, Aug 12, 2012 6:06 PM EDT