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FRUIT


Released: January 2001
Seasonal
No. 975-1-01

2000 ANNUAL SUMMARY

The 2000 value of New York tree fruit and grape production totaled $195 million, down 13 percent from the 1999 value, according to the New York Agricultural Statistics Service. The value, applied only to utilized production, was below the previous year for all fruits except tart cherries, pears, and blueberries.

Apple production was down 17 percent to 1,050 million pounds. McIntosh was again the leading variety produced in the State, accounting for 22 percent of the total production. Total grape production decreased 25 percent from 1999 to 154,000 tons. Tart cherry production totaled 16.6 million pounds, down 2 percent from the 1999 crop. Pear production was up 16 percent to 14,500 tons, while peach production was down 17 percent to 12.0 million pounds.

Nationally, in 2000, New York ranked second in apple production, third in grape production, and fourth in tart cherry and pear production.
 
 

FRUIT PRODUCTION AND VALUE 1998-2000

Season Acres of
bearing
age
Production Unit 
Price
Value of
utilized
production
Total Utilized
Million pounds Dollars 1,000 dol.
Apples 1998 55,000 1,070 960 .114 109,560
1999 55,000 1,260 1,230 .114 140,230
2000 55,000 1,050 940 .134 125,570
Peaches 1998 1,600 10.0 8.5 .416 3,538
1999 1,600 14.0 12.0 .454 5,454
2000 1,600 12.0 11.3 .400 4,524
Tart Cherries 1998 2,600 14.0 12.2 .180 2,200
1999 2,600 17.0 17.0 .157 2,666
2000 2,200 16.6 16.6 .180 2,991
Tons
Sweet Cherries 1998 750 700 650 2,070 1,346
1999 750 1,050 1,000 1,490 1,494
2000 700 900 900 1,370 1,230
Pears 1998 2,000 11,500 10,000 375 3,754
1999 2,000 12,500 11,300 388 4,390
2000 2,000 14,500 12,900 353 4,551
Grapes 1998 31,500 128,000 125,000 311 38,884
1999 31,500 205,000 204,000 286 58,366
2000 31,500 154,000 154,000 298 45,940
1,000 pounds
Blueberries 1998 700 1,600 1,500 1.02 1,536
1999 700 1,900 1,600 1.08 1,733
2000 700  2,000 1,900 .96 1,816
Strawberries 1998 1,600 6,100 6,100 1.15 7,015
1999 1,600 7,800 7,800 1.06 8,268
2000 1,600 6,500 6,500 1.05 6,825
Red Raspberries 1998 450 1,200 1,000 2.20 2,200
1999 450 1,100 900 2.50 2,250
2000 450 1,300 1,000 1.70 1,700
Total Fruit and Berries 1998 96,200 170,033
1999 96,200 224,851
2000 95,750 195,147

NEW YORK APPLE PRODUCTION BY VARIETIES 1/

Variety Million pounds Thousand bushels 2/
1998 1999 2000 1998 1999 2000
Cortland 75 80 70 1,786 1,905 1,667
Crispin (Mutsu) 45 65 50 1,071 1,548 1,190
Delicious 95 115 85 2,262 2,738 2,024
Golden Delicious 55 60 60 1,310 1,429 1,429
Empire 100 150 140 2,381 3,571 3,333
Gala 5 5 10 119 119 238
Gingergold 5 5 10 119 119 238
Idared 95 115 90 2,262 2,738 2,143
Jerseymac 5 5 5 119 119 119
Jonagold 20 30 20 476 714 476
Jonamac 20 30 25 476 714 595
Macoun 10 15 15 238 357 357
McIntosh 230 240 230 5,476 5,714 5,476
Northern Spy 10 15 10 238 357 238
Paula Red  15 15 20 357 357 476
R.I. Greening 75 75 35 1,786 1,786 833
Rome 135 135 95 3,214 3,214 2,262
Spartan  20 25 20 476 595 476
Twenty Ounce 25 20 20 595 476 476
Other 30 60 40 714 1,429 952
All Varieties 1,070 1,260 1,050 25,476 30,000 25,000
1/  Total production.
2/  42-pound equivalent.
  

NEW YORK FRUIT YIELDS

Kind 1998 1999 2000
Pounds per acre
Apples 19,500 22,900 19,100
Peaches 6,250 8,750 7,500
Tart Cherries 5,380 6,540 7,550
Sweet Cherries 1,870 2,800 2,580
Pears 11,500 12,500 14,500
Grapes 8,130 13,020 9,780
Blueberries 1/ 2,140 2,290 2,710
Strawberries 3,810 4,880 4,060
Red Raspberries 2,670 2,440 2,889
1/  Yield based on utilized production.

NEW YORK GRAPE UTILIZATION

Use 1998 1999 2000
Fresh 2,000 2,000 2,000
Juice 1/ 87,000 152,000 111,000
Wine 36,000 50,000 41,000
Total 125,000 204,000 154,000
1/  Includes other processing for jam, jelly, etc.