The USDA NASS
 New York Field Offic
e

"
Fact Finders for Agriculture"

E-mail: nass-ny@nass.usda.gov
(518) 457-5570

FLORICULTURE

July 2007

VALUE OF NEW YORK FLORICULTURE
PRODUCTION INCREASES

New York floriculture production ranked fifth in the nation for total commercial sales in 2006. Value of sales increased from a year earlier for cut flowers, potted flowering plants, and propagative materials.  The overall value of commercial sales increased 3 percent to $207 million.  Bedding and garden plants continued to be the highest component of the total value of sales at $109 million.  Potted flowering plants were second with a value of sales of $50.3 million, an increase of 1 percent.  Propagative materials ranked third at $17.5 million, an increase of 52 percent from 2005.

The number of commercial growers decreased for the fourth consecutive year.  During 2006, there were 721 growers.  The open ground area used to produce floriculture crops in the state was up 19 percent to 950 acres.  Greenhouse space for operators exceeding the $10,000 sales level increased 5 percent to total 26.0 million square feet in 2006.  This increase pushed the total covered area (greenhouse plus shade and temporary structures) up to 26.5 million square feet, 5 percent more than 2005.

Additional details are available in the “Floriculture Crops 2006 Summary", released July 26, 2007.  It is available on the Internet at www.nass.usda.gov/ny  or by calling this office at the number listed above.

FLORICULTURE:  Growers and Growing Area, 2002-2006 1/

 

2002

2003

2004

2005 2/

2006

           

  Commercial Growers  (Number)

     896

     886

     841

     771

     721

           

  Growing Area Open Ground (Acres)

  1,056

  1,058

     934

     800

     950

           

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

23,368

24,154

25,457

24,747

26,004

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

     582

     696

     708

     573

     498

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

23,950

24,850

26,165

25,320

26,502

   

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

FLORICULTURE:  Expanded Wholesale Value of Sales by Plant Category, 2002-2006

Plant Category

2006
Rank

2002

2003

2004

2005 1/

2006

   

1,000 Dollars

  Cut Flowers

9

    5,570

    4,984

    4,716

    2,695

    2,920

  Potted Flowering Plants

3

  47,874

  43,110

  40,214

  49,928

  50,288

  Propagative Materials

6

    5,363

    8,972

    8,244

  12,332

  17,492

  Bedding/Garden Plants

7

  99,256

107,510

101,067

110,029

109,102

  Total of Reported Crops 2/

6

161,969

168,633

157,699

178,116

185,255

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

 

  24,975

  26,311

  25,323

  22,560

  21,321

             

  TOTAL COMMERCIAL SALES 3/

5

186,944

194,944

183,022

200,676

206,576

     

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 is Total Commercial sales less Sales of Total Reported Crops.


FLORICULTURE:  Producers, Sales, and Value, by Type of Plant, 2005-2006 1/

Year

Producers
Reporting

Quantity sold
(Thousands)

Value of
Sales
2/

   

Number

Stems

1,000 Dollars

CUT FLOWERS

       

   Alstroemeria          

2005

    1

  161

      123

 

2006

    -

      -

          -

         

  Gerbera Daisy

2005

    2

  442

     366

 

2006

    2

  391

     341

         

  Lilies

2005

    5

  504

     748

 

2006

    4

  149

     335

         

  Roses

2005

    1

    45

        33

 

2006

    -

      -

          -

         
     

Spikes

 

  Snapdragons

2005

    8

  221

     183

 

2006

   3/

   3/

      3/

         

  Tulips

2005

    7

1,487

     495

 

2006

    3

4,455

  1,328

         

  All Other Cut Flowers

2005

    8

       -

     705

 

2006

   3/

       -

       3/

         

POTTED FLOWERING PLANTS

   

Pots

 

  African Violets

2005

  13

   757

  1,017

 

2006

  13

   780

  1,058

         

  Azaleas

2005

  33

3,003

  7,882

 

2006

  30

3,231

  8,789

         

  Florist Chrysanthemums

2005

  54

1,974

  4,659

 

2006

  52

2,105

  5,094

         

  Easter Lily Pots

2005

  61

   610

  2,391

 

2006

  53

   506

  1,986

         

  Orchids

2005

  11

   273

  3,484

 

2006

  12

   116

  2,216

         

  Poinsettias

2005

103

3,187

12,149

 

2006

  92

3,350

12,488

         

  Potted Florist Roses

2005

  14

     11

       41

 

2006

  14

     34

     237

         

  Spring Flowering Bulbs

2005

  53

   632

  1,825

 

2006

  48

   401

  1,566

         

  Other Potted Flowering Plants

2005

  67

5,563

16,480

 

2006

  67

5,517

16,854

         

FLATS, BEDDING/GARDEN PLANTS

 

Flats

 

  Begonia

2005

148

   366

  2,844

 

2006

150

   348

  2,704

         

  Geranium, Cuttings

2005

    9

     40

     392

 

2006

  10

     42

     427

         

  Geranium, Seedlings

2005

  18

     30

     302

 

2006

  22

     17

     175

         

FLORICULTURE:  Producers, Sales, and Value, by Type of Plant, 2005-2006 1/ (Continued)


Year

Producers
Reporting

Quantity sold
(Thousands)

Value of
Sales
2/

   

Number

Flats

1,000 Dollars

         

  New Guinea Impatiens

2005

  14

       27

     349

 

2006

  16

       32

     343

         

  Other Impatiens

2005

160

  1,366

10,368

 

2006

155

  1,377

10,617

         

  Marigold

2005

159

    372

  2,876

 

2006

155

    325

  2,633

         

  Pansy/Viola

2005

157

    454

  3,360

 

2006

157

    485

  3,691

         

  Petunias

2005

167

    530

  4,155

 

2006

160

    520

  4,196

         

  Vegetable Bedding Plants

2005

138

    266

  2,147

 

2006

136

    327

  2,318

         

  All Other Foliar Plants

2005

148

    980

  7,722

 

2006

138

    909

  7,145

         

HANGING BASKETS

   

Number

 

  Begonia

2005

  98

    172

  1,302

 

2006

  86

    167

  1,273

         

  Foliage

2005

  43

      60

     458

 

2006

  48

    140

  1,319

         

  Geranium, Cuttings

2005

119

    366

  2,599

 

2006

110

    368

  2,602

         

  Geranium, Seedlings

2005

   9

      19

     105

 

2006

   7

        9

       48

         

  New Guinea Impatiens

2005

111

    565

  3,842

 

2006

108

    597

  4,024

         

  Other Impatiens

2005

101

    222

  1,159

 

2006

104

    240

  1,171

         

  Pansy/Viola

2005

 15

      23

     141

 

2006

 20

      34

     212

         

  Petunia

2005

131

    266

  1,788 

 

2006

122

    287

  1,880

         

  Other Flowering and Foliar

2005

129

    548

  4,132

 

2006

110

    552

  4,267

         

POTTED BEDDING/GARDEN PLANTS

 

Pots

 

  Begonia

2005

104

    654

     989

 

2006

102

    667

  1,032

         

  Foliage Potted Plants

2005

  31

       -

  2,674

 

2006

  31

       -

  4,134

         

  Geraniums, cuttings

2005

182

4,294

  8,389

 

2006

173

3,737

  7,497

         

FLORICULTURE:  Producers, Sales, and Value, by Type of Plant, 2005-2006 1/ (Continued)

Year

Producers

Reporting

Quantity sold

(Thousands)

Value of

Sales 2/

   

Number

Pots

1,000 Dollars

         

  Geraniums, seedlings

2005

  41

1,544

  1,494

 

2006

  38

1,720

  1,561

         

  New Guinea Impatiens

2005

161

1,984

  3,807

 

2006

156

1,977

  3,871

         

  Other Impatiens

2005

  67

   456

     794

 

2006

  70

   514

     849

         

  Marigold

2005

  40

   178

     221

 

2006

  37

   190

     237

         

  Pansy/Viola  

2005

  52

   944

  1,386

 

2006

  55

   948

  1,491

         

  Petunia

2005

  86

   916

  2,486

 

2006

  85

   843

  2,250

         

  Vegetable Type Plants

2005

  61

1,322

  1,865

 

2006

  61

1,360

  1,986

         

  Other Flowering and Foliar

2005

129

5,609

11,688

 

2006

119

5,462

11,602

         

PERENNIALS

       

  Hardy Chrysanthemums

2005

144

3,385

  8,476

 

2006

141

2,847

  7,303

         

  Hostas

2005

102

   395

  1,843

 

2006

100

   208

  1,164

         

  Other Herbaceous Perennials

2005

145

4,425

17,004

 

2006

139

4,234

18,533

         

PROPAGATIVE MATERIAL

       

  Potted Flowering Plants

2005

    -

       -

  1,541

 

2006

    -

       -

     385

         

  Annual Bedding/Garden Plants

2005

    -

       -

  7,415

 

2006

    -

       -

15,228

         

  Herbaceous Perennials

2005

    -

       -

  3,342

 

2006

    -

       -

  1,864

         

1/  2005 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.