In Washington, organic apple orchards generally yield the same as conventional orchards, and packouts are often higher. Organic fruit earns premium prices that vary from year to year, but they can lead to greater profitability. In 2007, about 5% of the state’s apple acreage was certified organic, and this is expected to grow to 10% by 2009.
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