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Tree Fruit Economics

Washington State is blessed by climate as one of the top tree fruit producing regions in the world. Washington growers feed consumer demand in not only the United States, but also in export markets throughout the World. However, the world market for tree fruits is highly competitive. Effective economic knowledge is integral to both the Washington growers’ profitabilty and consumers’ satisfaction. WSU’s Tree Fruit Economics website has several publications relating to the costs of establishing and maintaining orchards, market price analytics, enterprise budgets, the cost of organic production and a host of other related topics. The Crop Enterprise Budgets page has additional resources and tools.

Primary Resource Links for Tree Fruit Economics

WSU Tree Fruit Economics
WSU Crop Enterprise Budgets

Recent Publications in Tree Fruit Economics Sorted by Tree Crop

(Visit the Enterprise Budget website for most current listings.)


Current listing of Apple Enterprise Budget articles and related spreadsheets (as of 30 September, 2016)


Current listing of Pear Enterprise Budget articles and related spreadsheets (as of 1 April 2015)

Sweet Cherry

Current listing of Cherry Enterprise Budget articles and related spreadsheets (as of 30 September, 2016)

Additional Resource Links:

Washington State University