New crop Washington Markon First Crop (MFC) Gala, Golden Delicious, and Granny Smith Apples are now on the market. New crop MFC Red Delicious Apples will be available next week as well as limited supplies of MFC Fuji Apples. Packer label Honeycrisp apples are also available now. Other varietals such as Braeburn and Pink Lady stocks will be on the market in early October.
Storage crop MFC Granny Smith and Red Delicious Apples are available. Remaining supplies are limited, particularly small fruit (125- and 138-count sizes), as well as Washington Fancy and No. 2 grades.
2016-2017 Washington Apple Crop
- Estimates released by Washington's apple industry indicate that 2016-2017 volume will be approximately 10 percent higher than 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 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 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 on Washington apples:
Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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