OLYMPIA, Wash. — USDA NASS released Northwest Region fruit production statistics.
Based on August 1, 2022 conditions, Oregon apple production is forecast at 175 million pounds, up 13 percent from 2021. Washington apple production is forecast at 6.50 billion pounds, down 4 percent from last year’s production. Washington ranks number one in apple production, accounting for 64 percent of the U.S. production this year.
Cranberry production in Oregon is forecast at 550,000 barrels, up 6 percent from 2021.
Washington total grape production is forecast at 385,000 tons, up 31 percent from last year. Of the 385,000 tons in Washington, 155,000 tons are forecast for juice grapes, up 35 percent from 2021. Washington wine grapes are forecast at 230,000 tons, up 28 percent from last year. Washington is the second largest grape producer in the nation at 6 percent of national production.
Washington peach production, at 7,500 tons, is down 2 percent from last year.
Total Oregon pear production, forecast at 240,000 tons, is down 7 percent from last year. Total Washington pear production, at 300,000 tons, is up 1 percent from 2021.
— USDA NASS