April 14, 2011
Continuing sales of the 2010 Washington apple crop could make it the largest ever. Jon DeVaney with the Yakima Valley Growers-Shippers Association says warehouses in the Yakima and Wenatchee districts are expected to ship another 38 million boxes, bringing the total to nearly 109 million boxes. The previous record of 108 million boxes was set in 2008. Dan Kelly with the Washington Growers Clearing House in Wenatchee says its shaping up as a record breaking year in all facets of the industry. . . Kelly broke the numbers down in an interview with Wenatchee Bureau Chief Steve Hair . .