This year's chilly spring, rainy summer and recent high temperatures have proved perfect for blueberries, apples, grapes and other fruits in upstate New York, where growers expect a bountiful harvest after heavy losses last year. "This year, it was really cold for most of the spring. People were complaining that it was never going to warm up. But it meant the fruit trees remained dormant and didn't put out buds until after the danger of hard frost was past," said Marvin Pritts, a horticulture professor at Cornell University.
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