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East Coast fruit growers look to harvest season with trepidation

Monday, September 14th 2020, 1:23 pm - Nova Scotia’s grape and peach growers are looking to harvest season with anticipation. After an ideal summer for growing, they hope that luck continues into fall.

Sunshine, heat, and continuous dry weather are the ingredients needed to get the right sugar content, colour and flavour for wine grapes.

This summer provided all of that -- and then some -- in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia.

Visit our Complete Guide to Fall 2020 for an in depth look at the Fall Forecast, tips to plan for it and a sneak peek at the winter ahead

During long stretches without rain, the plant's long roots are able to dig down deep into the region's heavy clay soil for moisture. For the 2020 vintage, meanwhile, it's still a little bit too early to say. So far it looks really good and the nice dry Summer certainly helped.

Reporter Nathan Coleman has more on why fruit growers look to harvest season with trepidation in the video above.

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