Washington State Fruit Commission

[10/4/19] Apricot Crop Hit by Cold Weather

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A late cold snap last winter has cut the production of Washington apricots in half. The Washington State Fruit Commission says the state normally produces 5,000 tons of apricots per year. But the yield this year is only about 2,500 tons. Washington produces about 20 percent of the nation’s apricots. The commission says frost in […]

[7/2/19] Cherry Damage

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Last weeks rain storms caused concern for cherry damage througout North Central Washington. BJ Thurlby, President of the Washington State Fruit Commission: Despite the weather scares, Thurlby says we can expect a decent cherry crop for 2019. Cherry harvest is wrapping up for many growers and, to the delight of consumers, are now showing up […]