Washington state will likely be the leader in organic apples in 2017. Approximately 10.8 million bushels of organic apples were harvested in the 2016-17 apple season, and estimates call for 13 million bushels this year.

In conjunction with growing demand for organic apples is the newest Washington variety, Cosmic Crisp. With Cosmic Crisp® joining the Washington apple collection, consumers can expect to see fruit in stores as early as 2019.

Read “Washington apple industry sees rise in organics and a new variety” in The Produce News.