The USDA NASS
 New York Field Offic
e

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FLORICULTURE

Released: April 2006

New York floriculture production ranked fifth in the nation for total commercial sales. Value of sales increased from a year earlier for potted flowering plants and bedding and garden plants.  Bedding and garden plants again had the highest value of sales, at $110.6 million.  This is an increase of $9.53 million from 2004.  Potted flowering plants was second with a value of sales of $49.6 million, an increase of $9.4 million.  Third was propagative materials at $115 million, an increase of 40 percent from2004.

The number of commercial growers decreased for the third consecutive year.  During 2005 there were 772 growers. The area used to produce floriculture crops in the state was down approximately 5 percent.  Greenhouse space decreased 495,000 square feet from 2004 to total 25.0 million square feet in 2005.  This decrease pulled the total covered area (greenhouse plus shade and temporary structures) down to 25.5 million square feet, 2 percent less than existed during 2004.

FLORICULTURE:  Growers and Growing Area, 2001-2005 1/

 

2001

2002

2003

2004 2/

2005

           

  Commercial Growers  (Number)

     731

     896

     886

     841

     772

           

  Growing AreaOpen Ground (Acres)

  1,243

  1,056

  1,058

     934

     876

           

  Cover:  Total Greenhouse (1,000 sq. ft.)

23,702

23,368

24,154

25,457

24,962

              Shade & Temporary (1,000 sq .ft.)

     667

     582

     696

     708

     568

              Total Covered Area (1,000 sq. ft.)

24,369

23,950

24,850

26,165

25,530

       

1/  Includes growers with sales of $10,000 or more.
2/  Revised.

FLORICULTURE:  Expanded Wholesale Value of Sales by Plant Category, 2001-2005

Plant Category

2005

2001

2002

2003

2004 1/

2005

 
Rank

1,000 Dollars

             

  Cut Flowers

10

    4,506

    5,570

    4,984

    4,716

    2,714

  Potted Flowering Plants

  3

  40,167

  47,874

  43,110

  40,214

  49,630

  Propagative Materials

  6

    5,993

    5,363

    8,972

    8,244

  11,530

  Bedding/Garden Plants

  7

  97,367

  99,256

107,510

101,067

110,601

  Total of Reported Crops 2/

  5

150,499

161,969

168,633

157,699

177,585

  Grower Sales $10,000-$99,999 (Unspecified crops)

 

  22,435

  24,975

  26,311

  25,323

  22,890

             

  TOTAL COMMERCIAL SALES 3/

  5

172,934

186,944

194,944

183,022

200,475

       

1/  Revised.
2/  Total includes categories not listed.
3/  Wholesale value of sales as reported by growers with $100,000 or more in sales of floriculture crops
     plus a calculated wholesale value of sales for growers with sales below $100,000.  The value of sales
     for growers below the $100,000 level was estimated by multiplying the number of growers in each size
     group by the mid-point of each dollar value range.


FLORICULTURE:  Producers, Sales, and Value, by Type of Plant, 2004-2005 1/

Year

Producers
Reporting

Quantity sold
(Thousands)

Value of
Sales
2/

CUT FLOWERS

Number

Stems

1,000 Dollars

   Alstroemeria          

2004

    3

   769

     435

 

2005

    1

   161

     123

         

  Gerbera Daisy

2004

    3

   399

     342

 

2005

   3/

    3/

      3/

         

  Lilies

2004

    6

   610

     844

 

2005

    6

   505

     749

         

  Roses

2004

    2

1,139

     744

 

2005

    1

     45

       33

         
     

Spikes

 

  Snapdragons

2004

    8

   529

     416

 

2005

    9

   226

     187

         

  All Other Cut Flowers

2004

  10

       -

  1,375

 

2005

    8

       -

     729

         

POTTED FLOWERING PLANTS

     

  African Violets

2004

  14

   558

     826

 

2005

  12

   756

  1,015

         

  Azaleas

2004

  35

2,248

  6,401

 

2005

  33

3,002

  7,880

         

  Florist Chrysanthemums

2004

  59

1,491

  3,727

 

2005

  54

2,008

  4,747

         

  Easter Lily Pots

2004

  58

   555

  2,082

 

2005

  61

   611

  2,395

         

  Orchids

2004

  12

   120

  1,732

 

2005

  11

   273

  3,483

         

  Poinsettias

2004

105

3,103

11,828

 

2005

102

3,184

12,077

         

  Potted Florist Roses

2004

  12

     69

     276

 

2005

  15

     13

       60

         

  Spring Flowering Bulbs

2004

  59

   816

  2,649

 

2005

  53

   632

  1,823

         

  Other Potted Flowering Plants

2004

  60

3,610

10,693

 

2005

  63

5,386

16,150

         

BEDDING/GARDEN PLANTS

 

Flats

 

  Begonia

2004

146

   306

  2,332

 

2005

139

   351

  2,692

         

  Geranium, Cuttings

2004

  10

     49

     483

 

2005

  10

     39

     347

         

  Geranium, Seedlings

2004

  17

     22

     222

 

2005

  17

     22

     229

         

  New Guinea Impatiens

2004

  13

       8

       76

 

2005

  11

     12

     187

         

  Other Impatiens

2004

154

   919

  6,543

 

2005

151

1,347

10,156

         

FLORICULTURE:  Producers, Sales, and Value, by Type of Plant, 2004-2005 1/ (Continued)


Year

Producers
Reporting

Quantity sold
(Thousands)

Value of
Sales 2/

 

Number

Flats

1,000 Dollars

     

  Marigold

2004

152

   277

2,108

 

2005

149

   378

2,858

         

  Pansy/Viola

2004

151

   397

2,807

 

2005

150

   465

3,408

         

  Petunia

2004

166

   387

2,926

 

2005

161

   547

4,217

         

  Vegetable Bedding Plants

2004

140

   327

2,560

 

2005

137

   306

2,393

         

  All Other Foliar Plants

2004

151

1,000

5,990

 

2005

145

   991

7,987

         

HANGING BASKETS

   

Number

 

  Begonia

2004

  86

    138

1,056

 

2005

  92

    181

1,365

         

  Foliage

2004

  42

     67

   624

 

2005

  40

     57

   431

         

  Geranium, Cuttings

2004

129

    383

2,631

 

2005

115

    365

2,577

         

  Geranium, Seedlings

2004

    9

     25

   167

 

2005

    8

     19

   104

         

  New Guinea Impatiens

2004

113

   527

3,642

 

2005

109

   569

3,852

         

  Other Impatiens

2004

  93

   256

1,347

 

2005

  95

   215

1,092

         

  Pansy/Viola

2004

  18

     24

   143

 

2005

  14

     23

   141

         

  Petunia

2004

114

    270

1,752

 

2005

128

    256

1,705 

         

  Other Flowering and Foliar

2004

128

    574

3,966

 

2005

131

    573

4,269

       

POTTED BEDDING/GARDEN PLANTS

 

Pots

 

  Begonia

2004

102

    622

   902

 

2005

103

    657

   983

         

  Foliage Potted Plants

2004

  27

       -

2,834

 

2005

  29

       -

2,679

         

  Geraniums, cuttings

2004

177

4,041

7,449

 

2005

178

4,218

8,163

         

  Geraniums, seedlings

2004

  34

1,741

1,576

 

2005

  41

1,568

1,571

 

FLORICULTURE:  Producers, Sales, and Value, by Type of Plant, 2004-2005 1/ (Continued)

Year

Producers
Reporting

Quantity sold
(Thousands)

Value of
Sales 2/

   

Number

Pots

1,000 Dollars

         

  New Guinea Impatiens

2004

158

2,341

  4,330

 

2005

156

2,002

  3,800

         

  Other Impatiens

2004

  61

   517

     765

 

2005

  62

   432

     711

         

  Marigold

2004

  39

   192

     242

 

2005

  38

   184

     239

         

  Pansy/Viola  

2004

  51

   925

  1,344

 

2005

  51

   952

  1,420

         

  Petunia

2004

  80

1,095

  2,666

 

2005

  82

   883

  2,420

         

  Vegetable Type Plants

2004

  65

2,088

  3,033

 

2005

  64

1,582

  2,082

         

  Other Flowering and Foliar

2004

126

5,241

11,421

 

2005

127

5,877

12,209

         

PERENNIALS

   

Units

 

  Hardy Chrysanthemums

2004

134

3,327

  7,292

 

2005

142

3,438

  8,332

         

  Hostas

2004

107

   447

  1,851

 

2005

  97

   410

  1,883

         

  Other Herbaceous Perennials

2004

142

5,010

17,445

 

2005

140

4,663

17,205

         

PROPAGATIVE MATERIAL

       

  Potted Flowering Plants

2004

  17

       -

    529

 

2005

  3/

       -

     3/

         

  Annual Bedding/Garden Plants

2004

  19

       -

  6,107

 

2005

  25

       -

  6,902

         

  Herbaceous Perennials

2004

    8

       -

  1,596

 

2005

    9

       -

  3,168

         

1/  2004 Revised
2/  Equivalent wholesale value of all crops except potted foliage plants.
     For potted foliage, value is based on net value of sales
3/  Not published to avoid disclosing individual operations.