( The Packer )

With new crop harvest beginning and storage supplies dwindling, it is always a market-moving time for the apple crop in August.

The Washington State Tree Fruit Association forecasts the 2020 fresh crop in the state at 134 million 40-pound cartons, nearly the same as the 2019 crop of 133.9 million cartons.

It is a big crop, but industry leaders point out the varieties grown today are diverse and closely matched to consumer preferences. Here are a few charts looking at apple trade and market date for the current season.