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New York Apple Shipping Update; Plenty of U.S. Product Remains to be Shipped

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applesThere are a lot more apples remaining to be shipped in the U.S. compared to this time last year, thanks mostly to Washington state.

New York Apple Shipments

New York state’s apple shippers expect apple supplies for the Christmas and New Year holidays to be good with good quality,  variety selection and quantity.

The Empire State had 11.5 million bushels in storage for shipping on November. 1st.  The U.S. Apple Association’s monthly Market News reported  ample supplies remain of best known and most popular New York varieties, including Empire and McIntosh, as well as consumer favorite Gala, as well as Rome and Idared.  The preseason forecast saw a crop amounting 28 million bushels.

While more over 50 percent of the New York crop has been shipped, apple shippers contend there will be good supplies to meet year-end holiday demand.

More U.S. Apples Remain in Storage

As of December 1st, more apples in the U.S. for the fresh market remained to be shipped than at this same time last year — 9 percent more to be precise.

The U.S. Apple Association’s report for December observes apples remaining to be shipped are 16 percent more than the five-year average.

Apples for processing remaining in storage totaled 51.5 million (bushel) cartons, 20 percent more than last year and a whopping 21 percent above the five-year average.

At 115.97 million cartons, Washington state apples alone accounted for 88 percent of the entire U.S. fresh apple remaining to be shipped. Michigan accounted for 3 percent remained to be shipped, while New York state has 5 percent.

Variety count

The report said U.S. fresh varieties in storage on December 1st, compared with last year at the same time, were:

  • Red delicious: 31.52 million cartons, down 11 percent;
  • Gala: 24.77 million cartons, up 8 percent;
  • Honeycrisp: 8.7 million cartons, up 56 percent;
  • Granny smith: 16.69 million cartons, up 38 percent:
  • Fuji: 15.08 million cartons, up 12 percent;
  • Pink Lady/cripps pink: 4.952 million cartons, down 9 percent.

Yakima Valley Washington apples – grossing about $7900 to New York City.


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13% More Apples in the U.S. Remain to be Shipped

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DSCN8841U.S. fresh market apples remaining to be shipped are double digit over last season and 97 percent of those apples for hauling are located in three states.

U.S. fresh market apples remaining to be shipped on February 1st were 13 percent higher compared with the 2015-16 shipping season and 9 percent more than the five-year average, according to the February storage report from the U.S. Apple Association.  The leading varieties remaining to be shipped are red delicious and gala.

Total fresh market apples remaining to be shipped were 85.7 million bushels, up from 76 million bushels in 2016, but lower than 95.1 million bushels two years ago.
Washington state reported holdings of 76.4 million bushels, or about 89 percent of the total national fresh holdings.  Michigan apples remaining to be shipped totaled 4.1 million bushels, or about 5 percent of the remaining supplies.  New York’s apple inventories were 2.9 million bushels, or 3 percent of the U.S. total fresh market apples in storage on February 1st.
By variety, the storage report showed that fresh market red delicious holdings were 28.2 million bushels, up from 21.5 million bushels last year but down from 33.8 million bushels two years ago. Gala inventories on hand totaled 16.1 million bushels, up from 12.2 million bushels a year ago and 15.95 million bushels in 2015.
Other fresh market apples remaining in storage 1 were:
  • Pink Lady/cripps pink: 4.4 million bushels, up from 3.7 million bushels last year;
  • Fuji: 9.3 million bushels, up from 8 million bushels a year ago;
  • Golden delicious: 5.3 million bushels, compared with 6 million bushels in 2016;
  • Granny smith: 8.4 million bushels, compared with 10.9 million bushels last year; and
  • Honeycrisp: 3.2 million bushels, compared with 2.9 million bushels a year ago.

Yakima  and Wenatchee Valley, WA apples and pears – grossing about $4500 to Dallas and $6400 to Boston.

Western Michigan apples – grossing about$900 to Chicago and $2700 to Atlanta.


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