Stan McCumber takes stock of the buds on a branch in the Sullivan County Complex orchard in Unity Friday, April 10, 2015. McCumber can often tell what variety of apple a tree is when it is bare of leaves and fruit in the winter by its growth pattern and by other signs. A Northern Spy is one of the easier trees to identify in the off season by its mummies – small, underdeveloped and dried fruit that remains on the tree through the winter. (Valley News – James M. Patterson)
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