YAKIMA, Wash. — This year's Washington apple crop is one of the largest in history.

The Washington State Tree Fruit Association estimates the crop at 138.2 million 40-pound boxes.

The Yakima Herald-Republic reports that figure is well above the 116.7 million boxes harvested a year ago. But this year's crop is smaller than the record 141.8 million boxes of 2014.

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The association said the harvest is nearly complete statewide. The crop estimate only includes apples expected to be sold fresh, rather than sent to a processor for conversion into juice or applesauce.

Gala was the top variety, making up 23.5% of the overall Washington crop. Red Delicious was No. 2 at 19.7%.

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