Price rise after apple shortage?

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Orchards report 40 per cent fewer apples Photo: Meridian

The wettest summer for a century has hit apple stocks. Some orchards have seen 40 per cent fewer English apples being harvested. Will this mean a hike in prices?

VIDEO: The wettest summer for a century has had a devastating impact on farmers in the South East and the latest casualty is the English apple. Home grown crops are down more than a fifth. The apples are also smaller in size prompting fears that many supermarkets may look abroad for their supplies. So will a shortage of apples lead to a hike in prices? Tom Savvides reports.