Massive Jump in Apricot Output



WASHINGTON - Jul 11/19 - SNS -- The 2019 apricot crop is forecast at 64,500 tons, up 63% from last year, according to the latest USDA production forecast for 2019.

In California, growers reported good conditions with sufficient chill hours and additional precipitation this year. In Washington, some growers reported freeze damage from low February temperatures.


Apricots Production - States and United States: 2018 and Forecasted July 1, 2019
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                       :                     Total production
         State         :-----------------------------------------------------------
                       :            2018             :            2019
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                       :                           tons
                       :
California ............:           31,700                        58,000
Washington ............:            7,850                         6,500
                       :
United States .........:           39,550                        64,500
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