Record Washington Apple Crop Sellng

<p>Apple Crop</p>

Apple Crop

(AP) -- About 55 percent of Washington's record 2012 apple crop has been shipped, according to the Washington Growers Clearing House.

Assistant manager Dan Kelly says growers are getting good prices because of poor crops last year in other apple-growing regions of the country.

A 40-pound box of apples is selling for more than $26, compared to $23 last year and $20 two years ago, according to The Tri-City Herald.

Favorable weather last year help Washington produce a record crop of 130 million boxes. Growers say they have enough apples in storage to keep grocery stores supplied for the rest of the year.