Washington Apple Crop Expected To Be Larger Than 2020

The Washington state Tree Fruit Association released its 2021 fresh apple crop forecast Friday which calls for a crop of just under 125 million standard forty-pound boxes. If realized, this year’s crop would be 2.3% larger than 2020, but 7.2% smaller than 2019. For the third straight year, Gala will be the most numerous variety […]

Washington Apple Crop Smaller Than Expected

The most updated Washington apple crop is below earlier expectations. According to the Washington state Tree Fruit Association said current figures put this year’s harvest 10% below the 134 million 40 pound boxes predicted at the start of August. Industry experts said there are several reasons behind the lighter crop loan, from fewer apples per […]

WSTFA: Apple Harvest Slightly Larger Than Expected In August

The Washington State Tree Fruit Association released its November 1st Apple Storage Reports on Thursday.  With apple harvest mostly completed, this report shows how closely the actual harvested crop compares with the estimate published in August.  This month’s report shows a projected Washington apple crop of 138.2 million fresh packed boxes, up slightly from the […]

USApple: Apple Exports Down Nearly 30%

According to the U.S. Apple Association, apple exports dropped 27% from 2017 to 2018.  That announcement came Thursday during the organization’s annual Crop and Outlook Marketing Conference in Chicago.   USApple officials said due to growing trade tensions and escalating tariffs from top export countries, the overall farm gate income for U.S. apple growers fell […]

2019 Apple Crop Expected To Be 18% Larger

The Washington State Tree Fruit Association released its forecast for the 2019 Washington fresh apple crop Wednesday.  The forecast calls for a fresh crop of 137.3 million standard forty-pound boxes.  That’s an 18% year over year increase.   “WSTFA members are expecting an ample 2019 apple crop with a good mix of varieties for today’s […]