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 […]

Focus On Fruit for 10/15/20

Apple harvest is underway. Toni Lynn Adams with the Washington Apple Commission has a preview of this year’s progress.

2020 Washington Apple Crop Expected To Be Lighter

The Washington Apple Commission is out with the first estimate of the 2020 crop, which is expected to be around 134 million 40-pound boxes. That figure is on par with last year’s 133 million boxes. However, since the time of the initial estimate, the Northwest experienced extreme weather which most likely will impact the final […]

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 […]