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FRUIT

Released: January 2004
Seasonal
No. 975-1-04

2003 ANNUAL SUMMARY

The 2003 value of New York tree fruit and grape production totaled $285 million, up 64 percent from the 2002 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 tart cherries, grapes and strawberries.

Apple production was up 76 percent to 1.20 billion pounds. Total grape production increased 29 percent from 2002 to 202,000 tons. Tart cherry production totaled 7.2 million pounds, down 43 percent from the 2002 crop. Pear production was up 55 percent to 15,500 tons, while peach production was up 30 percent to 13.0 million pounds.

Nationally, in 2003, New York ranked second in apple production, third in grape production, and fourth in pear production.

FRUIT PRODUCTION AND VALUE 2001-2003

Season

Acres of

bearing

age

Production

Unit

Price

Value of

 utilized

production

Total

Utilized

   

Million pounds

Dollars

1,000 dol.

Apples

2001

41,000

1,000

940

.119

111,860

2002

41,000

680

630

.162

101,980

2003

41,000

1,200

1,160

.192

222,710

Peaches

2001

  1,600

12.5

12.0

.311

    3,736

2002

  1,700

10.0

10.0

.238

    2,375

2003

  1,700

13.0

12.0

.352

    4,218

Tart Cherries

2001

  2,000

14.7

14.1

.196

    2,763

2002

  2,000

12.7

12.7

.506

    6,420

2003

  2,000

7.2

7.2

.314

    2,262

   

Tons

   

Sweet Cherries

2001

    700

1,100

1,050

1,530

  1,610

2002

    700

350

350

1,730

      605

2003

    700

600

570

1,950

    1,112

Pears

2001

  1,400

11,000

10,000

401

    4,008

2002

  1,400

10,000

9,850

374

    3,682

2003

  1,400

15,500

14,800

373

    5,513

Grapes

2001

31,500

149,000

149,000

320

  47,668

2002

31,000

156,000

155,000

307

  47,620

2003

31,000

202,000

156,000

247

  38,556

   

1,000 pounds

   

Blueberries

2001

    700

1,700

1,500

1.18

    1,765

2002

    700

2,100

1,900

1.34

    2,550

2003

    700

2,100

2,000

1.29

    2,578

     

1,000 cwt.

   

Strawberries

2001

  1,600

60

60

118

    7,080

2002

  1,400

63

63

140

    8,820

2003

  1,500

50

50

155

    7,750

Total Fruit and Berries

2001

80,500

     

180,490

2002

79,900

     

174,052

2003

80,000

     

284,699

NEW YORK GROWN GRAPES PROCESSED, BY VARIETY 2001-2003 1/

Variety

2001

2002

2003

 

Tons

Concord

107,200

108,000

  86,000

Niagara

  15,100

  19,000

  11,000

All Other   25,700   26,000   56,000

TOTAL

148,000

153,000

153,000

1/ Includes New York grown grapes received at out-of-state plants.

Varietal breakdown will be available July 7, 2004.

NEW YORK FRUIT YIELDS

Kind

2001

2002

2003

 

Pounds per acre

Apples

24,400

16,600

29,300

Peaches

  7,810

  5,580

  7,650

Tart Cherries

  7,350

  6,350

  3,600

Sweet Cherries

  3,140

  1,000

  1,720

Pears

15,720

14,280

22,200

Grapes

  9,460

10,060

13,040

Blueberries 1/

  2,140

  2,710

  2,860

Strawberries

  3,800

  4,500

  3,300

1/ Yield based on utilized production.

NEW YORK GRAPE UTILIZATION

Use

2001

2002

2003

Fresh

1,000

2,000

3,000

Juice 1/

107,000

109,000

90,000

Wine

41,000

44,000

63,000

Total

149,000

155,000

156,000

1/ Includes other processing for jam, jelly, etc.