Yakima, Wash-based Domex Superfresh Growers released its harvest edition of Orchard Update with Dave Gleason, chief horticulturist.

Gleason says most Washington apple growers are about 50% done with harvest, with great weather, and smaller profile fruit this season.

As a company Domex is making way for new technology and new apple varieties, by pulling out older gala trees to compost, and then plant Cosmic Crisp.

“It’s quite a process,” he says.

The update also features Parker Sherrell, Superfresh Growers’ new pre-production manager, who shared some apple harvest numbers.

Did you know…

  • On a peak harvest day, there are about 30,000 pickers
  • Who average six 850-pound apple bins per day
  • Each bin holds about 2,000 apples
  • Which equates to about 360 million apples harvested per day?

That’s a whole lotta apples.

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