USDA predicts bigger U.S. apple crop for 2022

From The Packer | 15 August 2022

Overview of apples in the U.S. market, complemented by charts from Agronometrics. Original published on August 12, 2022. 

The USDA’s 2022 U.S. apple production estimate is 10.1 billion pounds, up 3% from the previous year.

In Washington, the largest growing state, a wet, windy and colder-than-usual spring impacted the 2022 crop, with production expected to be down 4% from last year’s already lower-than-usual crop, according to the USDA.

apple volumes by origin 3

Source: USDA Market News via Agronometrics.
(Agronometrics users can view this chart with live updates here)

In New York, growers are expecting near-record yields after a moderate winter followed by ideal growing conditions, according to the crop production forecast.

In Michigan, production is expected to be up 68% following last year’s crop that was damaged by frost. Many varieties are expected to be harvested ahead of schedule and growers are anticipating some of the best yields since 2016, according to the report.

Cranberries and Pears

The USDA forecast U.S. cranberry total production for the 2022 season at 7.44 million barrels, up 5% from the 2021 crop year.

U.S. pear total production for 2022 is forecast at 690,000 tons, down 2% from last year.

pear volumes by history

Source: USDA Market News via Agronometrics.
(Agronometrics users can view this chart with live updates here)

In Washington, the largest growing state, the pear crop experienced snow in mid-April and cold, wet weather in May; however, growers expect those conditions had minimal impact on this season’s crop yields, the report said.

In Oregon, the pear crop fared well in spite of an April cold snap and rainy weather throughout the spring. In California, the pear  crop has had late harvest in recent years, however, the 2022 crop is back to its normal timing. Growing conditions have been optimal this year, with  expectations of having a high-quality crop.

The News in Charts is a collection of stories from the industry complemented by charts from Agronometrics to help better tell their story.

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