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December 1, 2022

With Washington apple harvests now complete, suppliers will work to stretch volume in a short crop season. Michigan apple growers will continue to see well-above average yields.


  • In August, the Washington State Tree Fruit Association (WSTFA) reported the 2022-2023 Washington State apple crop would be down as much as 11%, compared to the 2021-2022 season
  • Approximately 108 million cases will be packed during this season, down from nearly 120 million cases from last season   
  • Cold, rainy and snowy weather this past spring hampered apple development at the start of the growth process
  • Expect higher-than-average pricing this season as suppliers work to extend supply through August and September
  • Although fruit growth was delayed, quality is strong in storage supplies


  • Ideal weather conditions in spring and summer have produced an abundant crop
  • Michigan apple growers are seeing well-above average yields; 29.5 million bushels are expected to be picked, above the average annual crop of 24 million bushels
  • Quality is excellent in all varieties
  • Markets have eased in recent weeks

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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