DIXMONT, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Unlike last year, this year's apple crop is looking healthy and ripe.
Last year's spring and summer weather made fall crops suffer.
At John Olsen's Mainely Apples Orchard in Dixton, a mixture of extreme heat and sudden frost destroyed 40 percent of his crop.
A 2010 spring heat wave made the apple trees bloom three weeks earlier than usual. A sudden frost destroyed the blossoms, hurting Olsen's business.
But this year, the weather has provided just the right conditions for apple growing.
The blossoms came in on schedule, and without a frost, the apples will be ready for picking by Labor Day.
Olsen's orchard will be open for "pick your own" days after Labor Day weekend.