In 2012/13, Pakistan produced 555,000 metric tons of apples, placing it among the top 25 producers globally. Pakistan’s apple imports have increased from 2,526 metric tons in 2003 to 14,038 metric tons in 2013. With increasing population, improvements in disposable income, and growing health awareness, the apple is currently the most popular imported fruit in Pakistan. Common foreign varieties include New Zealand (Royal Gala), Iran/Afghanistan (Sweet gold), China (Fuji), and Argentina (Granny Smith). Red Delicious from Washington are periodically available in several of the larger
modern retail outlets.