Improving From Last Year: Washington apple harvest is expecting good results
Apple harvest is well underway, and so far estimates are showing quality fruit coming out of Washington.
The Stemlit Growers Marketing Director says that the weather really helped producers out this year.
According to Brianna Shales, “So, last year you had one of the smallest crops in the past decade and it was also challenged because of multiple weather events including a really rare snow and frost during bloom... So, just challenged a lot by weather, and this year, it is sort of the opposite effect. We had great growing conditions from bloom onward and so that’s going to help the crop rebound both in size, but also, in really, really good eating quality.”
Washington state is expecting to produce 134 million boxes of apples this year.