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FRUIT

Released: January 2003
Seasonal
No. 975-1-03

2002 ANNUAL SUMMARY

The 2002 value of New York tree fruit and grape production totaled $168 million, down 6 percent from the 2001 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, blueberries and strawberries.

Apple production was down 35 percent to 650 million pounds. Total grape production increased 5 percent from 2001 to 156,000 tons. Tart cherry production totaled 12.7 million pounds, down 14 percent from the 2001 crop. Pear production was down 9 percent to 10,000 tons, while peach production was down 20 percent to 10.0 million pounds.

Nationally, in 2002, New York ranked second in apple production, third in grape and tart cherry production, and fourth in pear production.

FRUIT PRODUCTION AND VALUE 2000-2002

Season Acres of

bearing age

Production Unit Price Value of utilized production
Toal Uilized
Million pounds Dollars 1,000 dol.
Apples 2000 40,000 995 935 .117 109,075
2001 41,000 1,000 940 .119 111,860
2002 41,000 650 610 .164 99,955
Peaches 2000 1,600 12.0 11.3 .400 4,524
2001 1,600 12.5 12.0 .311 3,736
2002 1,700 10.0 10.0 .238 2,375
Tart Cherries 2000 2,200 16.6 16.6 .213 3,536
2001 2,000 14.7 14.1 .196 2,763
2002 2,000 12.7 12.7 .506 6,420
Tons
Sweet Cherries 2000 700 900 900 1,370 1,230
2001 700 1,100 1,050 1,530 1,610
2002 700 350 350 1,730 605
Pears 2000 2,000 14,500 12,900 353 4,551
2001 1,400 11,000 10,000 401 4,008
2002 1,400 10,000 9,850 374 3,682
Grapes 2000 31,500 154,000 154,000 298 45,940
2001 31,500 149,000 149,000 302 45,004
2002 31,000 156,000 155,000 280 43,336
1,000 pounds
Blueberries 2000 700 2,000 1,900 .96 1,816
2001 700 1,700 1,500 1.18 1,765
2002 700 2,100 1,900 1.34 2,550
Strawberries 2000 1,600 6,500 6,500 1.05 6,825
2001 1,600 6,000 6,000 1.18 7,080
2002 1,400 6,300 6,300 1.40 8,820
Total Fruit and Berries 2000 80,300 177,497
2001 80,500 177,826
2002 79,900 167,743



NEW YORK GROWN GRAPES PROCESSED, BY VARIETY 2000-2002 1/

Variety

2000 2001 2002
Tons
American Varieties: 6,400 7,760 6,680
Catawba 113,300 107,200 107,770
Concord 630 550 820
Delaware 140 150 165
Ives 3,660 3,950 4,200
Elvira 13,900 15,100 18,880
Niagara
French Hybrids: 4,060 2,880 4,100
Aurora 720 990 930
Baco Noir 740 670 830
Cayuga White 670 850 590
DeChaunac 540 680 625
Rougeon 550 610 590
Seyval Blanc
Vitis Vinifera, All 4,670 4,410 4,620
Other Varieties, All 2/ 2,020 2,200 2,200
TOTAL 152,000 148,000 153,000
1/ Includes New York grown grapes received at out-of-state plants.
2/ Includes other American and French Hybrid varieties not shown.



NEW YORK FRUIT YIELDS

Kind 2000 2001 2002
Pounds per acre
Apples 24,900 24,400 15,900
Peaches 7,500 7,810 5,880
Tart Cherries 7,550 7,350 6,350
Sweet Cherries 2,580 3,140 1,000
Pears 14,500 15,720 14,280
Grapes 9,780 9,460 10,060
Blueberries 1/ 2,710 2,140 2,710
Strawberries 4,100 3,800 4,500
1/ Yield based on utilized production.



NEW YORK GRAPE UTILIZATION

Use 2000 2001 2002
Fresh 2,000 1,000 2,000
Juice 1/ 111,000 107,000 109,000
Wine 41,000 41,000 44,000
Total 154,000 149,000 155,000
1/ Includes other processing for jam, jelly, etc.