By Tim Kowols
As cherry season hits its peak in Door County, orchard owners in Kewaunee County hope they are just as successful with their apples. Last spring’s wet weather took its toll on the apple crop, forcing orchards like Hillside Apples in Casco to stop their pick-your-own schedule much earlier in the season. Hillside Apples owner Bill Roethle says even with a late start due to Winter Storm Evelyn, he is hopeful for a return to normal.
Fans of apples still have some time to enjoy other in-season fruits like cherries. Apples are usually ready to be picked in late September to early October.