Apple Output Rising 4%



WASHINGTON - Aug 12/19 - SNS -- United States apple production for the 2019 crop year is forecast at 10.6 billion pounds, up 4% from the previous year, according to the USDA's latest crop production report.

In Washington, growers reported favorable summer growing weather, contributing to a crop with excellent quality and finish.

New York growers reported adequate moisture and favorable growing conditions. In Michigan, wet spring weather hampered pollination, with below normal fruit counts partially offset by good fruit sizing.


Commercial Apple Production - States and United States: 2018 and Forecasted
August 1, 2019
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                  :                        Total production
       State      :-----------------------------------------------------------------
                  :              2018              :              2019
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                  :                         million pounds
                  :
California .......:               250.0                            300.0
Michigan .........:             1,050.0                          1,050.0
New York .........:             1,395.0                          1,250.0
Oregon ...........:               170.0                            145.0
Pennsylvania .....:               488.0                            500.0
Virginia .........:               204.0                            185.0
Washington .......:             6,700.0                          7,200.0
                  :
United States ....:            10,257.0                         10,630.0
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