Smaller Apricot Crop



WASHINGTON - Jul 12/17 - SNS -- The 2017 apricot crop is forecast at 55,500 tons, down 13% from last year, according to the latest USDA crop forecast.

The California crop represents 85% of the total United States production. Harvest in California began in May, approximately 7 to 10 days later than last year. Some growers reported rain during the blossom period.

Miscellaneous Fruits and Nuts Production by Crop - States and
United States: 2016 and
Forecasted July 1, 2017
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                          :                Total production
      Crop and State      :-------------------------------------------------
                          :          2016          :          2017
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                          :                      tons
                          :
Apricots                  :
California ...............:           56,000                   47,000
Washington ...............:            8,050                    8,500
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United States ............:           64,050                   55,500
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1/ Utilized production.