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FRUIT


Released: January 2002
Seasonal
No. 975-1-02

2001 ANNUAL SUMMARY

The 2001 value of New York tree fruit and grape production totaled $189 million, up 5 percent from the 2000 value, according to the New York Agricultural Statistics Service. The value, applied only to utilized production, was above the previous year for all fruits except peaches, tart cherries, pears, grapes, and blueberries.

Apple production was up 1 percent to 1,000 million pounds. McIntosh was again the leading variety produced in the State, accounting for 18 percent of the total production. Total grape production decreased 3 percent from 2000 to 149,000 tons. Tart cherry production totaled 14.7 million pounds, down 11 percent from the 2000 crop. Pear production was down 24 percent to11,000 tons, while peach production was up 4 percent to 12.5 million pounds.

Nationally, in 2001, New York ranked second in apple production, third in grape and tart cherry production, and fourth in pear production.

FRUIT PRODUCTION AND VALUE 1999-2001

Season Acres
of
bearing
age
Production Unit 
Price
Value
of
utilized
production
Total Utilized
Million pounds Dollars 1,000 dol.
Apples 1999 55,000 1,260 1,230 .114 140,230
2000 55,000 995 935 .117 109,075
2001 55,000 1,000 900 .134 121,000
Peaches 1999 1,600 14.0 12.0 .454 5,454
2000 1,600 12.0 11.3 .400 4,524
2001 1,600 12.5 12.0 .311 3,736
Tart Cherries 1999 2,600 17.0 17.0 .157 2,666
2000 2,200 16.6 16.6 .213 3,536
2001 2,200 14.7 14.1 .196 2,763
Tons
Sweet Cherries 1999 750 1,050 1,000 1,490 1,494
2000 700 900 900 1,370 1,230
2001 700 1,100 1,050 1,530 1,610
Pears 1999 2,000 12,500 11,300 388 4,390
2000 2,000 14,500 12,900 353 4,551
2001 2,000 11,000 10,000 401 4,008
Grapes 1999 31,500 205,000 204,000 286 58,366
2000 31,500 154,000 154,000 298 45,940
2001 31,500 149,000 149,000 302 45,004
1,000 pounds
Blueberries 1999 700 1,900 1,600 1.08 1,733
2000 700  2,000 1,900 .96 1,816
2001 700 1,700 1,500 1.18 1,765
Strawberries 1999 1,600 7,800 7,800 1.06 8,268
2000 1,600 6,500 6,500 1.05 6,825
2001 1,600 6,000 6,000 1.18 7,080
Red Raspberries 1999 450 1,100 900 2.50 2,250
2000 450 1,300 1,000 1.70 1,700
2001 450 1,100 950 2.00 1,900
Total Fruit and Berries 1999 96,200 224,851
2000 95,750 179,197
2001 95,750 188,866

NEW YORK APPLE PRODUCTION
BY VARIETIES 1/

Variety Million pounds Thousand bushels 2/
1999 2000 2001 1999 2000 2001
Cortland 80 65 70 1,905 1,548 1,667
Crispin (Mutsu) 65 50 55 1,548 1,190 1,310
Delicious 115 80 90 2,738 1,905 2,143
Golden Delicious 60 55 70 1,429 1,310 1,667
Empire 150 135 150 3,571 3,214 3,571
Gala 5 10 25 119 238 595
Gingergold 5 10 15 119 238 357
Idared 115 85 65 2,738 2,024 1,548
Jerseymac 5 5 5 119 119 119
Jonagold 30 20 25 714 476 595
Jonamac 30 25 25 714 595 595
Macoun 15 15 15 357 357 357
McIntosh 240 220 180 5,714 5,238 4,286
Northern Spy 15 10 15 357 238 357
Paula Red  15 20 35 357 476 833
R.I. Greening 75 30 20 1,786 714 476
Rome 135 90 70 3,214 2,143 1,667
Spartan  25 20 20 595 476 476
Twenty Ounce 20 20 15 476 476 357
Other 60 40 35 1,429 952 833
All Varieties 1,260 995 1,000 30,000 23,690 23,810
1/  Total production.
2/  42-pound equivalent.

NEW YORK FRUIT YIELDS


Kind
1999 2000 2001
Pounds per acre
Apples 22,900 18,100 18,2000
Peaches 8,750 7,500 7,810
Tart Cherries 6,540 7,550 6,680
Sweet Cherries 2,800 2,580 3,140
Pears 12,500 14,500 11,000
Grapes 13,020 9,780 9,460
Blueberries 1/ 2,290 2,710 2,140
Strawberries 4,900 4,100 3,800
Red Raspberries 2,440 2,890 2,440
1/  Yield based on utilized production.

NEW YORK GRAPE UTILIZATION


Use
1999 2000 2001
Fresh 2,000 2,000 1,000
Juice 1/ 152,000 111,000 107,000
Wine 50,000 41,000 41,000
Total 204,000 154,000 149,000
1/  Includes other processing for jam, jelly, etc.