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FRUIT

  

 

Released: January 2005

Seasonal

No. 975-1-05

 

2004 ANNUAL SUMMARY

The 2004 value of New York tree fruit and grape production totaled $219 million, up 6 percent from the 2003 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 pears, grapes and blueberries.

 

Apple production was up 11 percent to 1.10 billion pounds. Total grape production decreased 27 percent from 2003 to 145,000 tons. Tart cherry production totaled 10.7 million pounds, up 45 percent from the 2003 crop. Pear production was up 6 percent to 16,500 tons, while peach production was down 8 percent to 6,000 tons.

 

Nationally, in 2004, New York ranked second in apple production, third in grape production, and fourth in pear production.

 

FRUIT PRODUCTION AND VALUE 2002-2004

Season

Acres of bearing

age

Production

Unit

Price

Value of utilized production

Total

Utilized

 

 

 

Million pounds

Dollars

1,000 dol.

Apples

2002

45,000

680

630

.177

111,214

 

2003

45,000

990

980

.151

147,920

 

2004

45,000

1,100

1,050

.152

159,800

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tart Cherries

2002

  2,000

12.7

12.7

.506

    6,420

 

2003

  2,000

7.2

7.2

.314

    2,262

 

2004

  2,000

10.7

10.7

.409

    4,381

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tons

 

 

Sweet Cherries

2002

     750

350

350

1,730

       605

 

2003

     700

600

590

1,770

     1,046

 

2004

     700

900

890

1,400

     1,245

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pears

2002

  1,500

10,000

9,850

374

    3,682

 

2003

  1,400

15,500

14,800

373

    5,513

 

2004

  1,400

16,500

13,900

386

    5,370

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grapes

2002

31,000

156,000

155,000

307

  47,604

 

2003

31,000

198,000

152,000

236

  35,815

 

2004

31,000

145,000

145,000

215

  31,237

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peaches

2002

  1,700

5,000

5,000

.475

    2,375

 

2003

  1,700

6,500

6,000

.703

    4,218

 

2004

  1,700

6,000

5,900

.717

    4,232

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,000 pounds

 

 

Blueberries

2002

     700

2,100

1,900

1.34

    2,550

 

2003

     700

2,100

2,000

1.29

    2,578

 

2004

     700

2,000

1,700

1.36

    2,315

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,000 cwt.

 

 

Strawberries

2002

  1,400

63

63

140

    8,820

 

2003

  1,500

50

50

155

    7,750

 

2004

  1,500

65

65

160

  10,400

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Fruit and Berries

2002

84,050

 

 

 

183,270

 

2003

84,000

 

 

 

207,102

 

2004

84,000

 

 

 

218,980

 

 

 

 

                     
                 
NEW YORK FRUIT YIELDS

Kind

2002

2003

2004

 

Pounds per acre

 Apples

15,100

22,000

24,400

 Peaches

5,880

7,640

7,060

 Tart Cherries

6,350

3,600

5,350

 Sweet Cherries

940

1,720

2,580

 Pears

13,340

22,200

23,600

 Grapes

10,060

12,780

9,360

 Blueberries 1/

2,710

2,860

2,430

 Strawberries

4,500

3,300

4,300

1/ Yield based on utilized production.

 

 

                                       NEW YORK GRAPE UTILIZATION

Use

2002

2003

2004

 Fresh

2,000

3,000

2,000

 Juice 1/

109,000

106,000

103,000

 Wine

44,000

43,000

40,000

 Total

155,000

152,000

145,000

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

NEW YORK GROWN GRAPES PROCESSED, BY VARIETY 2002-2004 1/

Variety

2002

2003

2004

 

 

Tons

 

American Varieties:

 

 

 

  Catawba

6,680

7,650

4,730

  Concord

108,000

104,000

99,200

  Delaware

820

550

290

  Ives

165

180

200

  Elvira

4,200

5,250

4,780

  Niagara

19,000

18,000

19,700

  French Hybrids:

 

 

 

  Aurora

4,100

3,620

2,230

  Baco Noir

930

1,220

380

  Cayuga White

830

650

950

  DeChaunac

590

320

180

  Rougeon

625

530

120

  Seyval Blanc

590

480

410

  Vitis Vinifera, All

4,620

4,550

6,000

  Other Varieties, All 2/

1,850

2,000

3,830

  TOTAL

153,000

149,000

143,000

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

2/  Includes other American and French Hybrid varieties not shown.