Smaller Apricot Harvest



WASHINGTON - Jul 12/18 - SNS -- The 2018 apricot crop is forecast at 39,800 tons, down 13% from last year, according to the USDA's latest crop production estimates.

In California, some growers reported frost and hail damage. If realized, this year's production will be the lowest on record since 1999. In Washington, growers reported pollination issues due to variable temperatures in February.

Apricots Production - States and United States: 2017 and Forecasted July 1, 2018
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          Crop         :            2017             :            2018
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                       :                           tons
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California ............:           37,000                        34,000
Washington ............:            8,650                         5,800
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United States .........:           45,650                        39,800
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