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FRUIT

Released: July 2004
Seasonal No. 975-3-04


New York's 2004 PEACH CROP is forecast at 11.0 million pounds, down 15 percent from the 13.0 million pounds produced last year. U.S. peach production, excluding California Clingstones that are mostly canned, is expected to total 1.46 billion pounds, less than 1 percent more than last year and 4 percent more than 2002.

New York's 2004 TART CHERRY production, forecast late-June, is expected to total 8.0 million pounds, up 11 percent from the previous year. SWEET CHERRY production is forecast at 850 tons, up 42 percent from a year ago.
 

FRUIT PRODUCTION: New York and United States
2002, 2003 and 2004 1/


Fruit New York United States 2/
2002 2003 2004 2002 2003 2004
  Million pounds Million pounds
 
Tart Cherries 12.7 7.2 8.0 62.5 226.5 215.1
Peaches 10.0 13.0 11.0 2,535.0 2,519.0 2,612.4
 
Tons Tons
Sweet Cherries 350 600 850 181,355 236,960 276,550
 

1/ Includes unutilized production.
2
/ U.S. unutilized production for peaches excluding California Clingstone (million pounds) 2002-49.6, 2003-47.7. Tart cherries (million pounds) 2002-0.3, 2003-0.0 Sweet cherries (tons) 2002-4,050, 2003-2,140.


 
APPLES PROCESSED IN NEW YORK UP 16 PERCENT

New York State processing plants utilized 364 million pounds of apples from the 2002 crop, up 16 percent from the 314 million pounds processed from the 2002 crop. Apples shipped into New York for processing totaled 20.5 million pounds, down 45 percent from the 38.2 million pounds received in 2002.

Apples utilized for cider and juice in New York plants totaled 144 million pounds, up 84 percent from the 78.2 million pounds utilized from the 2002 crop.

Processing for canning and applesauce utilized 189 million pounds, down 9 percent from the 209 million pounds canned from the 2002 crop. Apples used for freezing, at 30.8 million pounds, were up 53 percent from the 20.2 million pounds frozen from the 2002 crop.

APPLES: Receipts and Utilization at New York Processing Plants and Cider Mills, 1994-2003

Crop Year Total 
received
1
/
Receipts
from other states 2/
Used for canning and applesauce Used for
juice and
cider
Used
for
freezing
Other
products3/
  Million pounds
1994 530.8 40.3 238.2 198.1 70.1 24.4
1995 624.7 68.1 258.8 281.1 64.2 20.6
1996 464.3 49.5 235.9 184.2 34.3 9.9
1997 505.6 54.0 257.0 152.9 84.4 11.3
1998 471.8 34.0 241.8 144.8 78.1 7.1
1999 574.7 50.0 261.9 244.4 50.2 18.2
2000 444.0 37.3 216.2 184.1 30.7 13.0
2001 471.1 32.8 267.4 158.9 31.1 13.7
2002 314.4 38.2 208.7 78.2 20.2 7.2
2003 364.0 20.5 189.2 144.0 30.8 0.0
 

1/ Excludes New York grown apples processed in other states.
2
/ Included in preceding column.
3
/ Jelly, apple butter, mincemeat, fresh sliced apples for pies, dried apples, and vinegar.




2003 FINAL APPLE PRODUCTION UP 46 PERCENT


The 2003 New York apple crop totaled 990 million pounds, 46 percent above the 2002 production of 680 million pounds. From the 2003 crop, 490 million pounds went to processing plants, at an average of $144.00 per ton, while 310 million pounds were sold for fresh market at an average packinghouse door equivalent of $460 per ton or 23.0 cents per pound. A total of 10 million pounds was not utilized.
 
APPLES: Production, Utilization, Price, and Value, 2001-2003



Season Production Utilization
Total Utilized production Price per
pound
1
/
Value of utilized
production
Fresh Market Processed
Quantity Price per
 pound 1/
Total Price
per ton
  Million pounds   Cents 1,000 dol. Mil. lbs. Cents Mil. lbs. Dollars
 
New York
2001 1,000 940.0 11.9 111,860 420.0 18.4 520.0 133.00
2002 680 630.0 16.2 101,980 310.0 25.0 320.0 153.00
2003 990 980.0 15.1 147,980 490.0 23.0 490.0 144.00
  United States    
2001 9,423.0 9,209.2 15.8 1,452,344 5,467.5 22.9 3,741.7 108.00
2002 8,523.9 8,374.1 18.8 1,572,026 5,366.0 25.6 3,008.1 130.00
2003 8,613.3 8,523.2 20.9 1,784,042 5,342.0 29.5 3,169.2 130.00
Season Utilization
Processed
Juice & Cider Price
per ton
Canned Price
per ton
Frozen Price
per ton
Dried Price
per ton
Other
2
/
Price
per ton
  Mil. lbs. Dollars Mil. lbs. Dollars Mil. lbs. Dollars Mil. lbs. Dollars Mil. lbs. Dollars
 
New York
2001 155.0 86.00 320.0 152.00 30.0 150.00 3/ 3/ 15.0 164.00
2002 65.0 100.00 228.0 166.00 20.0 182.00 3/ 3/ 7.0 120.00
2003 180.0 102.00 255.0 172.00 30.0 174.00 3/ 3/ 25.0 120.00
 
United States
2001 1,944.5 83.40 1,257.2 139.00 248.5 139.00 221.0 84.70 70.5 153.00
2002 1,479.3 104.00 1,078.7 161.00 191.7 175.00 207.9 108.00 50.5 161.00
2003 1,514.5 102.00 1,183.6 158.00 212.8 183.00 162.2 108.00 96.1 149.00
 

1/ Packinghouse door equivalent.
2
/ Includes vinegar, jelly, apple butter, mincemeat, fresh slices, etc. (For New York only, includes dried apples).
3
/ Included in other to avoid disclosure of individual operations.


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


Variety
2001 2002 2003
  Tons
 
American Varieties:
Catawba 7,760 6,680 7,650
Concord 107,200 108,000 104,000
Delaware 550 820 550
Ives 150 165 180
Elvira 3,950 4,200 5,250
Niagara 15,100 19,000 18,000
 
French Hybrids:
Aurora 2,880 4,100 3,620
Baco Noir 990 930 1,220
Cayuga White 670 830 650
DeChaunac 850 590 320
Rougeon 680 625 530
Seyval Blanc 610 590 480
 
Vitis Vinifera, All 4,410 4,620 4,550
 
Other Varieties, All 2/ 2,200 1,850 2,000
 
TOTAL 148,000 153,000 149,000
 
1/ Includes New York grown grapes received at out-of-state plants
2
/ Includes other American and French Hybrid varieties not shown.