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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