2020 Apple, Pear Production Up In Oregon; Washington Wine Grape Production Jumps

According to NASS apple production in Oregon is forecast at 180 million pounds, up 20% from 2019. While down 3% year over year, Washington’s apple production is forecast at 7.4 billion pounds. At 69% of the U.S. apple production, Washington still ranks #1 in apple production, despite this year’s decrease.

Meanwhile Washington peach production, at 12,500 tons, is up 12% from last year. Making Washington #5 nationally when it comes to U.S peach production.

Total Oregon pear production, forecast at 250,000 tons, is up 6% from last year. Total Washington pear production, at 390,000 tons, is up 18% from 2019.

Washington total grape production is forecast at 430,000 tons, up 10% from last year. Of the 430,000 tons in Washington, 170,000 tons are forecast for juice grapes, down 11% year over year. Washington wine grapes are forecast at 260,000 tons, up 29% from last year. Washington is the second largest grape producer in the nation, accounting for 6% of the grapes produced in the U.S.

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