Washington-grown apples may be a bit smaller this year, but the 1996 harvest is expected to just fall short of the record-breaker of two years ago, according to a report issued jointly by the Yakima Valley Growers-Shippers Association and the Wenatchee Valley Traffic Association. Growers estimate that about 94.4 million 42-pound boxes of apples will be harvested this year, although the cool weather in the early stages of the growing season may have had an adverse effect on the apples' size. ...
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