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NW Fall Fruit Shipments Coming Soon, Look Good

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DSCN5897Northwest produce haulers are already looking to fall shipments of several varieties of apples, pears and even apricots as well as some summer tree fruit.

Wenatchee Valley peaches and nectarines will begin in mid-July and run through early September.   New crop pear and apple shipments get underway in early August.

Apple loadings will kick off with ginger golds the last week in July, followed by galas.  Weather factors have crops coming on about 10 earlier than normal.  Remanents of the huge Red Delicious crop from last season continue to be shipped from storage.  Improved storage technology has resulted in varieties like granny smith, golden delicious, galas and red delicious to be shipped out of Washington year-round.

Honeycrisp apples will start shipping in late August and continue until the end of May.  That variety has really taken off in popularity with consumers and eventually, with added production, it should be available the year-round for hauling.

Apples continue to lead Northwest produce shipments, averaging about 2000 truck load equivalents weekly from the Yakima and Wenatchee Valleys, followed by cherries with about 1500 loads a week.  There is moderate volume with onions coming out of Washington’s Columbia Basin and Oregon’s Umatilla Basin.

Yakima Valley fruit – grossing about $5400 to Dallas.



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