Shipping Season: July through September
Fiscal Year: April 1 through March 31
Production Area(s): The counties of Okanogan, Chelan, Kittitas, Yakima, and Klickitat in the State of Washington and all counties in Washington lying east thereof.
Order Authority and Regulations
The marketing order authorizes quality regulations, research and promotion programs, as well as markings, pack, and container regulations for apricots grown in the state of Washington. The order took effect in 1957 and was last amended under formal rulemaking on June 2, 1962. View the full regulation.
- Quality Regulations: The marketing order authorizes grade, size, quality, and maturity regulations to maintain apricot quality shipped to consumers.
- Research and Promotion: The marketing order authorizes marketing research and development projects, none are currently in effect.
- Markings, pack, and container regulations: The marketing order authorizes regulations on the markings, size, capacity, and weight of the containers used to ship apricots to market.
The Washington Apricot Marketing Committee is administered locally by 12 members, including 8 growers and 4 handlers. Each member has one alternate. Membership is evenly divided between the two districts comprising the production area. Members and alternates serve a 2-year term of office that begins April 1. View a list of members and alternates.
B.J. Thurlby, Manager, Washington Apricot Marketing Committee
105 South 18th Street, #205
Yakima, Washington 98901
Phone: (509) 453-4837.
Director, Market Development Division
Specialty Crops Program, Agricultural Marketing Service
Phone: (202) 720-2491