The USDA NASS
 New York Field Offic
e

"
Fact Finders for Agriculture"

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

FLORICULTURE
April 2008

VALUE OF NEW YORK FLORICULTURE
PRODUCTION DECREASES

New York floriculture production ranked sixth in the nation for total commercial sales in 2007.  The overall value of commercial sales for operations with more than $10,000 in sales decreased 2 percent to $199 million.  Bedding and garden plants continued to be the highest component of the total value of sales at $110 million.  Potted flowering plants were second with a value of sales of $41.1 million, a decrease of 16 percent.  Propagative materials ranked third at $18.3 million, an increase of 6 percent from 2006.

The number of commercial growers decreased for the fifth consecutive year.  During 2007, there were 698 growers.  The open ground area used to produce floriculture crops in the state was down 11 percent to 838 acres.  Greenhouse space for operators exceeding the $10,000 sales level decreased 4 percent to total 24.2 million square feet in 2007.  This decrease brought the total covered area (offset by an increase in shade and temporary structures) down to 24.8 million square feet, 3 percent less than 2006.

Additional details are available in the “Floriculture Crops 2007 Summary", released April 24, 2008.  It is available on the Internet at www.nass.usda.gov or by calling this office at the number listed above.

FLORICULTURE:  Growers and Growing Area, 2003-2007 1/

 

2003

2004

2005

2006 2/

2007

           

  Commercial Growers  (Number)

     886

     841

     771

     731

     698

           

  Growing Area:  Open Ground (Acres)

  1,058

  934

     800

     942

     838

           

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

24,154

25,457

24,747

25,121

24,235

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

     696

     708

     573

     507

     613

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

24,850

26,165

25,320

25,628

24,848

   

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


FLORICULTURE:
  Expanded Wholesale Value of Sales by Plant Category, 2003-2007

Plant Category

2007
Rank

2003

2004

2005

2006 1/

2007

   

1,000 Dollars

  Cut Flowers

8

    4,984

    4,716

    2,695

    2,919

    4,167

  Potted Flowering Plants

3

  43,110

  40,214

  49,928

  48,904

  41,149

  Propagative Materials

7

    8,972

    8,244

    12,332

  17,351

  18,313

  Bedding/Garden Plants

7

 107,510

101,067

110,029

107,548

110,175

  Total of Reported Crops 2/

7

168,633

157,699

178,116

181,880

177,137

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

 

  26,311

  25,323

  22,560

  21,585

  21,891

             

  TOTAL COMMERCIAL SALES

6

194,944

183,022

200,676

203,465

199,028

     

1/  Revised.
2
/  Total includes categories not listed.


FLORICULTURE:  Producers, Sales, and Value, by Type of Plant, 2006-2007 1/

Year

Producers
Reporting

Quantity sold
(Thousands)

Value of
Sales
2/

   

Number

Stems

1,000 Dollars

CUT FLOWERS

       

  Gerbera Daisy

2006

    1

   389

     339

 

2007

    1

   248

     241

         

  Lilies

2006

    4

   149

     335

 

2007

    5

   133

     265

         

  Roses

2006

    -

       -

         -

 

2007

    -

       -

         -

         
     

Spikes

 

  Snapdragons

2006

  3/

    3/

      3/

 

2007

  3/

    3/

      3/

         

  Tulips

2006

    3

4,455

  1,328

 

2007

    5

6,321

  2,048

         

  All Other Cut Flowers

2006

  3/

       -

       3/

 

2007

  13

                 -

  1,569

         

POTTED FLOWERING PLANTS

   

Pots

 

  African Violets

2006

  3/

    3/

       3/

 

2007

  11

   195

     398

         

  Azaleas

2006

  29

3,215

  8,709

 

2007

  29

2,592

  7,083

         

  Florist Chrysanthemums

2006

  50

2,043

  4,915

 

2007

  40

1,018

  2,844

         

  Easter Lily Pots

2006

  51

   413

  1,673

 

2007

  50

   526

  2,158

         

  Orchids

2006

  12

   109

  2,137

 

2007

    8

   112

  2,213

         

  Poinsettias

2006

  89

2,945

11,393

 

2007

  84

3,334

12,665

         

  Potted Florist Roses

2006

  3/

     3/

       3/

 

2007

  3/

     3/

       3/

         

  Spring Flowering Bulbs

2006

  47

   301

  1,468

 

2007

  48

   511

  2,028

         

  Other Potted Flowering Plants

2006

  63

5,491

16,852

 

2007

  57

3,594

10,942

         

FLATS, BEDDING/GARDEN PLANTS

 

Flats

 

  Begonia

2006

147

   289

  2,237

 

2007

132

   271

  2,073

         

  Geranium, Cuttings

2006

    8

     28

     329

 

2007

    7

     34

     399

         

  Geranium, Seedlings

2006

  22

     17

     175

 

2007

  24

     21

     192

         

  New Guinea Impatiens

2006

  16

     33

     354

 

2007

  14

     27

     342

         

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

         

  Other Impatiens

2006

154

  1,379

10,715

 

2007

151

  1,396

10,805

         

  Marigold

2006

152

      291

  2,325

 

2007

142

      260

  2,122

         

  Pansy/Viola

2006

156

      459

  3,401

 

2007

147

      471

  3,344

         

  Petunias

2006

156

      494

  3,932

 

2007

147

      492

  3,847

         

  Vegetable Bedding Plants

2006

135

      319

  2,211

 

2007

130

      302

  2,413

         

  All Other Foliar Plants

2006

136

  1,035

  7,763

 

2007

128

     859

  6,606

         

HANGING BASKETS

   

Number

 

  Begonia

2006

  83

    152

  1,138

 

2007

  81

    142

  1,036

         

  Geranium, Cuttings

2006

108

    345

  2,450

 

2007

117

    383

  2,685

         

  Geranium, Seedlings

2006

 3/

      3/

       3/

 

2007

 3/

      3/

       3/

         

  New Guinea Impatiens

2006

105

    556

  3,786

 

2007

105

    529

  3,592

         

  Other Impatiens

2006

101

    226

  1,071

 

2007

100

    204

     967

         

  Pansy/Viola

2006

 19

      24

     156

 

2007

 17

      10

       68

         

  Petunia

2006

119

    256

  1,697 

 

2007

116

    255

  1,675

         

  Other Flowering and Foliar

2006

111

   640

  4,742

 

2007

119

   599

  4,720

         

POTTED BEDDING/GARDEN PLANTS

 

Pots

 

  Begonia

2006

96

   514

     868

 

2007

88

   439

     738

         

  Geraniums, cuttings

2006

170

3,667

  7,354

 

2007

163

3,318

  7,097

         

  Geraniums, seedlings

2006

  36

1,532

  1,383

 

2007

  32

1,488

  1,765

         

  New Guinea Impatiens

2006

154

1,930

  3,825

 

2007

152

2,492

  5,269

         

FLORICULTURE:  Producers, Sales, and Value, by Type of Plant, 2006-2007 1/ (Continued)

Year

Producers
Reporting

Quantity sold
(Thousands)

Value of
Sales
2/

   

Number

Pots

1,000 Dollars

         

  Other Impatients

2006

  70

   490

     791

 

2007

  65

   499

     831

         

  Marigold

2006

  34

   131

     179

 

2007

  40

   114

     141

         

  Pansy/Viola  

2006

  55

   822

  1,339

 

2007

  60

   813

  1,395

         

  Petunia

2006

  83

   812

  2,205

 

2007

  85

   731

  1,980

         

  Vegetable Type Plants

2006

  58

1,318

  1,920

 

2007

  73

1,442

  2,182

         

  Other Flowering and Foliar

2006

120

5,695

12,339

 

2007

125

5,822

13,153

         

PERENNIALS

       

  Hardy Chrysanthemums

2006

141

2,678

  7,222

 

2007

133

3,249

  8,237

         

  Hostas

2006

100

   208

  1,158

 

2007

  96

   187

  1,054

         

  Other Herbaceous Perennials

2006

137

4,165

18,412

 

2007

134

4,727

19,344

         

PROPAGATIVE MATERIAL

       

  Potted Flowering Plants

2006

    -

       -

      3/

 

2007

    -

       -

     431

         

  Annual Bedding/Garden Plants

2006

    -

       -

  15,099

 

2007

    -

       -

  15,532

         

  Herbaceous Perennials

2006

    -

       -

  1,864

 

2007

    -

       -

  1,646

         

1/  2006 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.