Washington Apple Harvest Estimate Decreases By 5.3%

The Washington state Tree Fruit Association is out with an updated estimate of the 2021 fresh apple crop. Back in August, WSTFA estimated this year’s crop at 124.85 million standard forty pound boxes of fresh apples. The most recent harvest estimate puts this year’s crop at 118.255 million boxes, a decrease of 5.3%. “Apple harvest […]

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 […]

Cosmic Crisp Finally Hits Store Shelves

After years of development and months of anticipation by the consumer, it is finally here.  The apple cultivar, WA-38, better known as Cosmic Crisp officially hit American shelves on Sunday.  Toni Lynn Adams with the Washington Apple Commission said the first harvest, which took place mid-season around the time of Red Delicious, went smoothly.  She […]

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 […]

Stemilt Participates In University of Minnesota Inauguration

Stemilt Grower’s Rave was one of the many highlights recently on the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus Friday, as the school celebrated the inauguration of Joan T.A. Gabel as the first female president in the school’s 168 year history.  To celebrate, Stemilt donated 4,000 Rave apples, and handed them out during the celebration.   Rave, […]

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 […]

WSU Tree Fruit Research Field Day Set For Wednesday

Washington State University will host its Tree Fruit research field day Wednesday August 7th in Rock Island.  The three hour educational event is open to growers, packers, consultants, university researchers and others. Areas of focus include: Top grafted WA 38 (Cosmic Crisp) Stink bug netting exclusion Sterile codling moth and drone releases Pear rootstock breeding […]