The apple harvest in Michigan is expected to be on par with last year's record-setting crop, the Michigan Apple Committee said.

"Many factors have contributed to this large crop," Diane Smith, executive director of the Michigan Apple Committee, said. "Great weather this past spring and summer, including cool nights, plenty of rain as well as a good amount of sunshine certainly helped."

The committee said this year's expected harvest of 28.74 million bushels is close to the 30 million bushels in 2013, a state record.

Apples are one of the largest fruit crops for the state and Michigan is second only to Washington when it comes to apple harvests.

"Michigan is going to continue to produce a larger quantity of apples," Smith said. "We are also seeing great quality and size."