According to the latest numbers from NASS Northwest apple production dropped between 2020-2021, while cherry production during that same time period increased.


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Between Washington and Oregon, apple production dropped 1% over the past year. In Oregon, apple production totaled 154 million pounds in 2021, down 12% year-over year. However, value hit $66.5 million, up 70% from 2020. Meanwhile, in Washington, apple production in 2021 totaled 6.49 billion pounds, also a 1% drop. Value came in at $2.19 billion, up 4% from 2020.

When it comes to the cherry industry, NASS said production was up 9% from 2020’s numbers. Oregon sweet cherry production came in at 45,540 tons in 2021, down 18% from the previous year. Value of utilized production was $67.1 million, down 50% from 2020. In Washington, sweet cherry utilized production totaled 231,650 tons in 2021, up 16% from the previous year, with a value of $476 million, a15% drop from 2020.

Grapes In Washington, all grape utilized production totaled 295,000 tons, down 9% from 2020. Value of utilized production, at $301 million, was down slightly from the previous year. Wine grape utilized production was 180,000 tons, up 1% from 2020, while juice grape utilized production was down 22% to 115,000 tons. The value of utilized wine grape production totaled $263 million, down 2% from the previous year, while the value of juice grape utilized production was $38.0 million, up 10% from 2020.

Pears Pear utilized production in Oregon was 258,230 tons in 2021, up 24% from 2020. Value of utilized production was $134 million, up 38% from the previous year. In Washington, pear utilized production totaled 295,090 tons in 2021, down 11% from the previous year. Value of utilized production was $158 million, down 6% from 2020.


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Blueberries In Oregon, utilized production of blueberries totaled 150 million pounds in 2021, down 2% from the previous year. Value of utilized production was $172 million, up 43% from 2020. Washington utilized blueberry production was 180 million pounds in 2021, up 9% from 2020. Value of utilized production was $228 million, up 5% from the previous year.

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