UPDATE: APPLES

September 13, 2022

The Washington seasonal apple transition from storage crop to new crop supplies continues. The Michigan season will begin to ramp up next week with core varieties hitting the market.   

Washington

  • Remaining Granny Smith and Red Delicious storage volume is adequate
  • Golden Delicious storage supplies are winding down
  • New crop Gala apples are on the market; Fuji apples will begin to ship next week
  • The WSTFA projects approximately 108 million cases will be packed during the 2022-2023 season, down from nearly 120 million cases in 2021-2022; cold and rainy weather this past spring is the basis for lower predicted yields

Michigan

  • Ideal weather conditions in spring and summer call for an abundant crop
  • Currently, Michigan apple growers are predicting well-above average yields; 29.5 million bushels are predicted, above the average annual crop of 24 million bushels

Please see the grid below for a quick reference to Washington apple transitions and current size profiles, along with expected start dates for the Michigan crop:

Washington
Availability Fuji Gala Golden Delicious Granny Smith Red Delicious
Storage crop ends: Done Done End of September End of September End of September
New crop starts: Next Week Currently shipping Next Week Week of September 26 Week of September 26
Current size profile: N/A 72- to 88-count 80- to 100-count 80- to 125-count 64- to 100-count
Most limited supplies: N/A 100-count and smaller 113-count and smaller 150-count and smaller 150-count and smaller
Michigan
Availability Fuji Gala Golden Delicious Granny Smith Red Delicious
New crop starts: Next Week Next Week Next Week N/A Week of October 3

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