About 24.9 million bushels of U.S. fresh-market apples were still in storage on June 1, 27% more than last year at the same time.
The June total is also 21% higher than the five-year average, according to the June Market News report from the Vienna, Va.-based U.S. Apple Association.
About 24.6 million bushels of the U.S. total were Washington apples, according to the report.
Holdings of all major apple varieties were up from the year before. Red delicious rose from 10 million to 12 million bushels, golden delicious from 2.4 million to 3.31 million bushels, fujis from 1.7 million to 3.1 million bushels, granny smiths from 2.86 million to 2.91 million bushels and galas from 1.7 million to 2.8 million bushels.