The USDA NASS
 New York Field Offic
e

"
Fact Finders for Agriculture"

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

FLORICULTURE

April 2009

VALUE OF NEW YORK FLORICULTURE
PRODUCTION DECREASES

New York floriculture production ranked seventh in the nation for total commercial sales in 2008.  The overall value of commercial sales for operations with more than $10,000 in sales decreased 3 percent to $202 million.  Bedding and garden plants continued to be the highest component of the total value of sales at $107 million.  Potted flowering plants were second with a value of sales of $41.6 million, even with previous year.  Propagative materials ranked third at $19.5 million, a decrease of 6 percent from 2007.

During 2008, there were 824 growers.  The open ground area used to produce floriculture crops in the state was up 11 percent to 1,184 acres.  Greenhouse space for operators exceeding the $10,000 sales level decreased 9 percent to total 23.3 million square feet in 2008.  This decrease brought the total covered area down to 23.8 million square feet, 9 percent less than 2007.

Additional details are available in the “Floriculture Crops 2008 Summary", released April 23, 2009.  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, 2004-2008 1/

 

2004

2005

2006

2007 2/

2008

           

  Commercial Growers  (Number)

     841

     771

     731

888

824

           

  Growing Area:  Open Ground (Acres)

  934

     800

     942

1,068

1,184

           

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

25,457

24,747

25,121

25,619

23,318

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

     708

     573

     507

     705

528

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

26,165

25,320

25,628

26,324

23,846

   

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

FLORICULTURE:  Expanded Wholesale Value of Sales by Plant Category, 2004-2008

Plant Category

2008
Rank

2004

2005

2006

2007 1/

2008

   

1,000 Dollars

  Cut Flowers

8

    4,716

    2,695

    2,919

4,567

3,075

  Potted Flowering Plants

3

  40,214

  49,928

  48,904

41,414

41,604

  Propagative Materials

7

    8,244

  12,332

  17,351

20,719

19,528

  Bedding/Garden Plants

8

101,067

110,029

107,548

111,806

107,426

  Total of Reported Crops 2/

7

157,699

178,116

181,880

181,885

175,800

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

 

  25,323

  22,560

  21,585

27,171

26,262

             

  TOTAL COMMERCIAL SALES

7

183,022

200,676

203,465

209,056

202,062

     

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


FLORICULTURE:  Producers, Sales, and Value, by Type of Plant, 2007-2008 1/

Year

Producers
Reporting

Quantity sold
(Thousands)

Value of
Sales 2/

   

Number

Stems

1,000 Dollars

CUT FLOWERS

       

  Gerbera Daisy

2007

    1

   248

     241

 

2008

3/

3/

3/

         

  Lilies

2007

    5

   133

     265

 

2008

4

11

22

         

  Roses

2007

    -

       -

         -

 

2008

-

-

-

     

Spikes

 
         

  Snapdragons

2007

  3/

    3/

      3/

 

2008

3/

3/

3/

         

  Tulips

2007

    5

6,321

  2,048

 

2008

2

4,320

1,620

         

  All Other Cut Flowers

2007

14

   -

  1,969

 

2008

11

-

1,308

         

POTTED FLOWERING PLANTS

 

Pots

 

  African Violets

2007

  13

   751

1,074

 

2008

14

605

835

         

  Azaleas

2007

  29

2,592

  7,083

 

2008

24

2,442

7,142

         

  Florist Chrysanthemums

2007

  43

1,031

  2,870

 

2008

39

1,009

2,909

         

  Easter Lily Pots

2007

  52

   538

  2,206

 

2008

53

429

1,853

         

  Orchids

2007

    8

   112

  2,213

 

2008

10

126

2,521

         

  Poinsettias

2007

  86

3,035

11,896

 

2008

81

2,810

11,317

         

  Potted Florist Roses

2007

15

37

818

 

2008

17

18

167

         

  Spring Flowering Bulbs

2007

  51

543

  2,125

 

2008

56

649

2,211

         

  Other Potted Flowering Plants

2007

  62

3,651

11,129

 

2008

51

4,214

12,649

         

FLATS, BEDDING/GARDEN PLANTS

 

Flats

 

  Begonia

2007

138

   214

  1,631

 

2008

126

222

1,725

         

  Geranium, Cuttings

2007

    8

     35

     298

 

2008

6

34

141

         

  Geranium, Seedlings

2007

  27

     43

     614

 

2008

21

43

593

         

  New Guinea Impatiens

2007

  15

     27

     342

 

2008

13

16

190

         

2


FLORICULTURE:  Producers, Sales, and Value, by Type of Plant, 2007-2008 1/ (Continued)


Year

Producers
Reporting

Quantity sold
(Thousands)

Value of
Sales 2/

   

Number

Flats

1,000 Dollars

         

  Other Impatiens

2007

156

1,277

10,063

 

2008

138

1,339

10,498

         

  Marigold

2007

147

282

2,366

 

2008

133

299

2,473

         

  Pansy/Viola

2007

151

450

3,191

 

2008

137

372

2,701

         

  Petunias

2007

152

534

4,304

 

2008

138

586

4,565

         

  Vegetable Bedding Plants

2007

137

324

2,586

 

2008

121

275

2,241

         

  All Other Foliar Plants

2007

136

986

7,720

 

2008

123

911

7,078

         

HANGING BASKETS

       

  Begonia

2007

83

68

625

 

2008

71

50

560

         

  Geranium, Cuttings

2007

123

337

2,507

 

2008

112

318

2,344

         

  Geranium, Seedlings

2007

9

6

47

 

2008

10

49

391

         

  New Guinea Impatiens

2007

111

439

3,104

 

2008

108

425

3,081

         

  Other Impatiens

2007

107

228

1,101

 

2008

98

205

1,002

         

  Pansy/Viola

2007

18

17

128

 

2008

14

25

171

         

  Petunia

2007

123

333

2,594

 

2008

107

319

2,539

         

  Other Flowering and Foliar

2007

124

654

5,265

 

2008

108

663

5,271

         

POTTED BEDDING/GARDEN PLANTS

     

  Begonia

2007

94

559

1,063

 

2008

95

568

1,134

       

  Geraniums, cuttings

2007

172

3,398

7,370

 

2008

155

3,113

6,846

         

  Geraniums, seedlings

2007

33

1,013

1,310

 

2008

34

1,404

1,796

         

  New Guinea Impatiens

2007

160

2,497

5,448

 

2008

149

2,224

4,954

         

3


FLORICULTURE:  Producers, Sales, and Value, by Type of Plant, 2007-2008 1/ (Continued)

Year

Producers
Reporting

Quantity sold
(Thousands)

Value of
Sales 
2/

   

Number

Pots

1,000 Dollars

         

  Other Impatiens

2007

  70

  598

1,098

 

2008

  68

  610

1,094

         

  Marigold

2007

44

164

248

 

2008

41

206

316

         

  Pansy/Viola  

2007

61

818

1,416

 

2008

58

792

1,455

         

  Petunia

2007

90

748

1,974

 

2008

83

851

2,264

         

  Vegetable Type Plants

2007

77

1,508

2,363

 

2008

76

1,614

2,505

         

  Other Flowering and Foliar

2007

130

5,903

12,991

 

2008

116

5,453

11,788

         

PERENNIALS

       

  Hardy Chrysanthemums

2007

137

2,825

7,067

 

2008

141

3,599

8,724

         

  Hostas

2007

101

195

1,119

 

2008

99

187

811

         

  Other Herbaceous Perennials

2007

141

4,827

19,853

 

2008

127

3,920

16,175

         

PROPAGATIVE MATERIAL

       

  Potted Flowering Plants

2007

-

-

471

 

2008

-

-

138

         

  Annual Bedding/Garden Plants

2007

-

-

17,796

 

2008

-

-

17,213

         

  Herbaceous Perennials

2007

    -

       -

  1,748

 

2008

    -

       -

  1,671

         
         
         
         

1/  2007Revised.
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.