Released October 15, 2001
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
|Million pounds||1,000 42-pound equivalents|
|New England 1/ 2/||264.1||187.3||169.3||6,288||4,460||4,031|
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
|Other States 1/||13.3||13.5||25.4|
Arkansas, Georgia, Missouri, North Carolina and South Carolina.
Beginning in 2001 includes Texas and Virginia, excludes South Carolina.