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UPDATE: Apples

August 19, 2016

The Washington storage seasons for Markon First Crop (MFC) Fuji, Golden Delicious, and Red Delicious Apples are nearly over. Supplies are extremely limited, especially small fruit (125- and 138-count sizes) as well as Washington Fancy and Washington No. 2 grades.  


There are sufficient storage supplies of MFC Granny Smith Apples. New crop MFC Gala Apples are now on the market. 


2016-2017 Washington Apple Crop

  • Estimates released by Washington's apple industry indicate the 2016-2017 crop will be up approximately 10 percent from the 2015-2016 season; nearly 130 million bushels are forecast to be shipped this season versus 116 million in 2015-2016
  • Weather was ideal for growing during the pollination and the cell division stages
  • A larger size profile is expected for the 2016-2017 season; the crop will be dominated by 80- through 100-count sizes
  • FOB prices are for large sizes will be low due to the abundance of this fruit; small sizes (113- through 138-count apples) will be sold at higher FOB levels 
  • Please see the grid below for a quick reference to Washington apple seasonal transitions:

Washington Apples



Golden Delicious

Granny Smith

Red Delicious

End of 2015-2016 Storage Crop  

Late August


Late August

Mid- September

Early September

Start of 2016-2017 New Crop  

Early September


Late August

Early September

Early September

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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