YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — This year’s Washington apple crop is one of the largest in history.
The Washington State Tree Fruit Association estimates the crop at 138 million 40-pound boxes.
That figure is well above the 117 million boxes harvested a year ago. The biggest year ever was 2014 with 142 million boxes.
The association says the harvest is nearly complete statewide.
Gala was the top variety, making up 23.5% of the overall crop. Red Delicious was No. 2 at about 20%.