About 48 million bushels of U.S.-grown fresh-market apples had yet to be shipped as of April 1, 3% less than last year at the same time.
The April total was, however, 8% higher than the five-year average, according to the April Market News report from the Vienna, Va.-based U.S. Apple Association.
Washington accounted for 41.7 million bushels of the U.S. total, Michigan 2.8 million bushels and New York 2.5 million bushels.
Holdings of red delicious, galas, golden delicious and fujis were down from last year.
Red delicious holdings fell from 20 million to 17.5 million bushels; galas from 7.1 million to 6.7 million bushels; golden delicious from 6.1 million to 5.4 million bushels; and fujis from 7.4 million to 4.6 million bushels.
Granny smith holdings increased from 5.3 million to 7 million bushels and Pink Lady from 1.33 million to 1.38 million bushels.