Washington State is ready to take the market lead for organic apples for 2017. Experts say that production has grown so much that Washington may have as much as fifteen percent of the total crop volume. Growers in Washington have the benefit of climate paired with the organic horticulture practices.
The new variety Cosmic Crisp is another thing Washington can brag about. Washington State has a 10-year exclusivity on the variety and with that deal growers plan to capitalize on the correlation between the state and the variety.