Many local farmers had a rough start to what turned into a roller coaster season with droughts, and now, several days of rain thanks to Isaac.
The rain from Isaac may have come too late for some crops, while farmers felt the bulk of this season's wide-spread drought during the most crucial time for the growth of fruit.
"That first 30 to 45 days are so critical in sizing fruit. It's important to have rain, and good growing conditions during that time," said Jackson's Orchard Owner Bill Jackson.
It wasn't until the droughts and heat began in June that Jackson began to worry about the crops. Things were looking pretty good before that.
"One June first, I'd have told you that i had the biggest, and probably the best crop I've ever had in 47 years. But then the drought and the heat and the hail has just taken some of that quality off of that crop. We've still got a big crop... still got a lot of apples. There just not as pretty as I'd like to have them," said Jackson.
Jackson explains why the rain that followed the dry summer was generally good for the apples, but it may have left them looking a little rougher than usual.
"The crack in the apple, that's from rain late in the season after the apple's kind of quit growing and the skin gets tough. Then you get water like we did this past weekend, and the inside grows and the skin can't keep up with it, so it cracks open," said Jackson.
Jackson says not to worry, those blemished apples won't go to waste. Their flavor stills remains intact, and they'll be used in products like juice and cider.
Apples aren't the only fall crops helped by the rain. Jackson says the pumpkin patch at the orchard is full and ready just in time for the fall season.