NW Apple Production Down 3%, Grape Production Up, Compared To 2021
According to NASS, as of August 1st, Washington apple production is forecast at 6.50 billion pounds, down 4% from last year's production. Washington ranks number one in apple production, accounting for 64% of the U.S. production this year. Meanwhile, Oregon apple production is forecast at 175 million pounds, up 13% year-over-year.
When it comes to grape production, Washington’s crop is forecast at 385,000 tons, up 31% from 2021’s numbers. Of that, 155,000 tons are forecast for juice grapes, up 35% from last year. Washington wine grapes are forecast at 230,000 tons, up 28% year-over-year. Washington is the second largest grape producer in the nation at 6% of national production.
Cranberry production in Oregon is forecast at 550,000 barrels, up 6% from 2021.
Washington peach production, at 7,500 tons, is down 2% from last year.
Pear production in Oregon is forecast at 240,000 tons, is down 7% from last year. Meanwhile, Washington pear production, at 300,000 tons, is up 1% from 2021.
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