Apple Prices Soar for Autumn

September 17, 2012 Updated Sep 17, 2012 at 8:33 PM EDT

By John Borsa

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September 17, 2012 Updated Sep 17, 2012 at 8:33 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - The price of apples is going up.

The rain-free summer and shortages throughout the country is driving prices higher.

"For processing apples, the cost of fruit is double," said Garrett Mayer, vice president at Mayer Brothers in West Seneca.

"Usually this time of year you can buy a pound of apples for 99 cents, now they're usually $2 a pound," he said.

That means the price of everything from apple cider to apple pie is on the rise.

"Cider prices were $5.25 last year. Now they're $6.99," said Loren Bowers, owner of Red Barrel Cider Mill in the Town of Boston.