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FRUIT
Released October 15, 2001
Seasonal
No. 975-5-01

NEW YORK APPLE PRODUCTION UP SLIGHTLY

Apple production in New York is forecast at 1.00 billion pounds for 2001, fractionally above the 2000 output of 995 million pounds and 21 percent below the 1999 crop of 1.26 billion pounds. New York ranks second nationally in apple production behind Washington. On October 1 growers were well into harvest. U.S. production is forecast at 9.56 billion pounds, down 1 percent from the August 1 forecast and 10 percent below last year's production.

TOTAL APPLE PRODUCTION:  Selected States and United States

State Production
Million pounds 1,000 42-pound equivalents
1999 2000 2001 1999 2000 2001
New York 1,260.0 995.0 1,000.0 30,000 23,690 23,810
California 1/ 896.0 650.0 696.0 21,333 15,476 16,571
Michigan 1,200.0 850.0 950.0 28,571 20,238 22,619
New England 1/ 2/ 264.1 187.3 169.3 6,288 4,460 4,031
Ohio 1/ 100.0 103.0 102.0 2,381 2,452 2,429
Pennsylvania 505.0 475.0 460.0 12,024 11,310 10,952
Virginia 360.0 350.0 340.0 8,571 8,333 8,095
Washington 5,000.0 5,900.0 4,900.0 119,048 140,476 116,667
United States 10,630.7 10,648.7 9,560.4 253,112 253,540 227,629
1/  Estimates for current year carried forward from earlier forecast.
2/  Includes Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont.

NEW YORK GRAPE PRODUCTION DOWN 8 PERCENT

The 2001 New York all grape crop is forecast at 141 thousand tons, 8 percent below last year's production of 154 thousand tons and 31 percent below the 205 thousand tons produced in 1999. As September ended, harvest reached about 60 percent complete. Quality has been good. Wine grape harvest is underway and is expected to continue through the end of October. U.S. grape production is forecast at 6.47 million tons, down 15 percent from 2000 but up 4 percent from 1999.

TOTAL GRAPE PRODUCTION:  Selected States and United States

State Production
1999 2000 2001
Thousand Tons
New York 205.0 154.0 141.0
Arizona 21.0 20.0 18.0
California 5,542.0 7,029.0 5,900.0
Michigan 74.9 87.2 25.0
Ohio 9.2 7.7 6.5
Oregon 17.9 18.6 23.0
Pennsylvania 88.0 63.0 58.0
Washington 265.0 265.0 275.0
Other States 1/ 13.3 13.5 25.4
United States 6,236.3 7,658.0 6,471.9
1/  Arkansas, Georgia, Missouri, North Carolina and South Carolina.
    Beginning in 2001 includes Texas and Virginia, excludes South Carolina.