DATA ON THE TOTAL PRODUCTION OF APRICOTS IN THE UNITED STATES AND THE THREE PRINCIPAL PRODUCING STATES, CALIFORNIA, WASHINGTON AND UTAH

S. Johnston
Total production of apricots 1954–64 in tons:

Year Utah Washington California U.S.

1954 8.600 11.300 140.000 159.900
1954 7.400 21.000 253.000 281.400
1956 2.400 7.700 186.000 196.100
1957 11.000 13.500 167.000 191.500
1958 4.800 14.500 90.000 109.300
1959 7.100 13.300 210.000 230.400
1960 2.900 10.200 230.000 243.100
1961 2.800 8.500 180.000 191.300
1962 2.100 10.100 154.000 166.200
1963 1.700 8.600 190.000 200.3000
1964 7.000 9.200 208.000 224.200


Other far western states including Oregon, Idaho and Colorado produce some apricots commercially, but not enough to be recorded by the Crop Reporting Service. All of these states reported to the writer that the apricot industry was declining there.

The great fluctuation in apricot production in Utah, Washington and California can easily be seen in the table of yield data. This is due largely to unfavourable weather conditions in some years. Recently, scarcity of farm labor, has resulted in part of the crop not being harvested.

California dominates apricot production in the United

Johnston, S. (1969). DATA ON THE TOTAL PRODUCTION OF APRICOTS IN THE UNITED STATES AND THE THREE PRINCIPAL PRODUCING STATES, CALIFORNIA, WASHINGTON AND UTAH. Acta Hortic. 12, 240-241
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.1969.12.11
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.1969.12.11