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FRUIT

Released October 10, 2003
Seasonal
No. 975-5-03

NEW YORK APPLE PRODUCTION
SECOND LARGEST ON RECORD

Apple production in New York is forecast at 1.20 billion pounds, up 18 percent from the August forecast and 76 percent above the 2002 crop of 680 million pounds. This would be the second largest crop on record, surpassed only by the 1999 crop of 1.26 billion pounds.

U.S. apple production for the 2003 crop year is forecast at 9.35 billion pounds, up 3 percent from the August 1 forecast and 9 percent above 2002.

TOTAL APPLE PRODUCTION:  Selected States and United States

State

Production

Million pounds 1,000 42-pound equivalents
2001 2002 2003 2001 2002 2003
New York 1,000.0 680.0 1,200.0 23,810 16,190 28,571
California 1/ 520.0 470.0 510.0 12,381 11,190 12,143
Michigan 930.0 500.0 990.0 22,143 11,905 23,571
New England 1/ 2/ 179.3 153.6 188.8 4,269 3,657 4,495
Ohio 1/ 86.0 70.0 86.0 2,048 1,667 2,048
Pennsylvania 480.0 370.0 440.0 11,429 8,810 10,476
Virginia 310.0 250.0 300.0 7,381 5,952 7,143
Washington 5,050.0 5,150.0 4,800.0 120,238 122,620 114,286
United States 3/ 9,428.7 8,555.6 9,351.6 224,493 203,705 222,657

1/ Estimates for current year carried forward from earlier forecast.

2/ Includes Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire,

    Rhode Island, Vermont.

3/ National total includes amounts for other states not listed.

RECORD HIGH NEW YORK GRAPE PRODUCTION FORECASTED

The 2003 New York all grape crop is forecast at 210 thousand tons, up 2 percent from the August forecast and up 35 percent from last year's production of 156 thousand tons. This forecast sets a record high for New York grape production. New York growers reported large crops and large berry size. However, many growers delayed Concord harvesting because of low sugar content. U.S. grape production is forecast at 6.75 million tons, down 4 percent from the August 1 forecast and 8 percent below 2002.

TOTAL GRAPE PRODUCTION:  Selected States and United States

State Production
2001 2002 2003
  Tons
New York 149,000 156,000 210,000
Arizona 1/ 15,500 8,400 8,500
California 1/ 5,979,000 6,721,000 5,990,000
Michigan 28,900 42,700 80,000
Ohio 1/ 6,000 5,800 7,600
Oregon 1/ 22,800 22,000 25,000
Pennsylvania 61,500 53,200 70,000
Washington 283,000 332,000 335,000
Other States 1/ 2/ 23,900 22,900 26,300
United States 6,569,600 7,364,000 6,752,400

1/ Estimates for current year carried forward from earlier forecast.

2/ Arkansas, Georgia, Missouri, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

    Beginning in 2001 includes Texas and Virginia, excludes South Carolina.