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FRUIT

Released:   January 2006

Seasonal

No. 975-1-06

2005 ANNUAL SUMMARY

The  2005  value  of  New  York  tree  fruit  and  grape production totaled $243 million, down 5 percent from  the 2004 value, according to the New York Agricultural  Statistics  Service.  The value of utilized production was below the previous year for all fruits except grapes and sweet cherries.

Apple production was down 19 percent to 1.04 billion pounds.  Total grape production increased 25 percent from 2004 to 178,000 tons.  Tart  cherry  production  totaled 7.5  million  pounds,  down  30  percent  from  the  2004 crop. Pear  production  was  down  48 percent  to  8,500 tons,  while  peach  production  was  down  33  percent  to 4,000  tons.

Nationally,  in  2005,  New  York  ranked  second  in  apple  production,  third  in  grape  production,  and  fourth  in  pear production.

FRUIT PRODUCTION AND VALUE 2003-2005

Season

Acres of bearing

age

Production

Unit

Price

Value of utilized production

Total

Utilized

     

Million pounds

Dollars

1,000 dol.

Apples

2003

45,000

1,070

1,060

.145

154,030

 

2004

45,000

1,280

1,280

.151

193,560

 

2005

45,000

1,040

1,020

.183

186,950

             

Tart Cherries

2003

  2,000

7.2

7.2

.314

    2,262

 

2004

  2,000

10.7

10.7

.409

    4,381

 

2005

  2,000

7.5

7.5

.432

    3,243

     
     

Tons

   

Sweet Cherries

2003

     700

600

590

1,770

     1,046

 

2004

     700

900

890

1,400

     1,245

 

2005

     700

800

740

1,710

     1,267

             

Pears

2003

  1,400

15,500

14,800

373

    5,513

 

2004

  1,400

16,500

13,900

386

    5,370

 

2005

  1,400

8,500

8,200

499

    4,088

             

Grapes

2003

31,000

198,000

152,000

252

  38,253

 

2004

31,000

142,000

142,000

229

  32,536

 

2005

31,000

178,000

178,000

193

  34,290

             

Peaches

2003

  1,700

6,500

6,000

.703

    4,218

 

2004

  1,700

6,000

5,900

.717

    4,232

 

2005

  1,700

4,000

3,850

.709

    2,728

     
     

1,000 pounds

   

Blueberries

2003

     700

2,100

2,000

1.29

    2,578

 

2004

     700

2,000

1,700

1.36

    2,315

 

2005

     700

1,500

1,400

1.40

    1,963

             
     

1,000 cwt.

   

Strawberries

2003

  1,500

50

50

155

    7,750

 

2004

  1,500

65

65

160

  10,400

 

2005

  1,500

52

52

155

    8,060

             

Total Fruit and Berries

2003

84,000

     

215,650

 

2004

84,000

     

254,039

 

2005

84,000

     

242,589

     

NEW YORK FRUIT YIELDS

Kind

2003

2004

2005

 

Pounds per acre

       

  Apples

23,800

28,400

23,100

  Peaches

  7,640

  7,060

  4,700

  Tart Cherries

  3,600

  5,350

  3,750

  Sweet Cherries

  1,720

  2,580

  2,280

  Pears

22,200

23,600

12,140

  Grapes

12,780

  9,160

11,480

  Blueberries 1/

  2,860

  2,430

  2,000

  Strawberries

  3,300

  4,300

  3,500

       

1/   Yield based on utilized production.

NEW YORK GRAPE UTILIZATION

Use

2003

2004

2005

     

   Fresh

    3,000

    2,000

3,000

   Juice 1/

106,000

103,000

135,000

   Wine

  43,000

  37,000

40,000

   Total

152,000

142,000

178,000

       

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


NEW YORK GROWN GRAPES PROCESSED, BY VARIETY 2003-2005 1/

Variety

2003

2004

2005

   

Tons

 

American Varieties:

     

   Catawba

    7,650

    4,850

    5,000

   Concord

104,000

  99,300

137,000

   Delaware

       550

       300

       375

   Ives

       180

       225

       100

   Elvira

    5,250

    5,000

    5,025

   Niagara

  18,000

  19,800

  18,000

       

   French Hybrids:

     

   Aurora

    3,620

    2,225

    1,600

   Baco Noir

    1,220

       375

       400

   Cayuga White

       650

       625

       500

   DeChaunac

       320

       200

       130

   Rougeon

       530

       175

       440

   Seyval Blanc

       480

       425

       430

       

   Vitis Vinifera, All

    4,550

    4,550

    3,500

       

   Other Varieties, All 2/

    2,000

    1,950

    2,500

       

   TOTAL

149,000

140,000

175,000

       

1/   Includes New York grown grapes received at out-of-state plants
.
2/   Includes other American and French Hybrid varieties not shown.