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FRUIT

Released:   January 2007
Seasonal
No. 975-1-07

2006 ANNUAL SUMMARY

The 2006 value of New York tree fruit and grape production totaled $329 million, up 47 percent from the 2005 value, according to Stephen Ropel, Director of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, New York office. The value of utilized production was above the previous year for all fruits except tart cherries and strawberries.

Apple production was up 24 percent to 1.28 billion pounds. Total grape production decreased 13 percent from 2005 to 155,000 tons. Tart cherry production totaled 10.4 million pounds, up 39 percent from the 2005 crop. Pear production was up 88 percent to 16,000 tons, and peach production was up 65 percent to 7,000 tons.

Nationally, in 2006, New York ranked second in apple production, third in grape production, and fourth in pear production.



FRUIT PRODUCTION AND VALUE 2004-2006

Season

Acres of bearing age

Production

Unit
Price

Value of utilized production

Total

Utilized

     

Million pounds

Dollars

1,000 dol.

Apples

2004

45,000

1,280

1,280

.151

193,560

 

2005

45,000

1,030

1,020

.163

167,400

 

2006

45,000

1,280

1,260

.210

264,900

             

Tart Cherries

2004

  2,000

10.7

10.7

.409

4,381

 

2005

  2,000

7.5

7.5

.432

3,243

 

2006

  2,000

10.4

10.4

.311

3,236

     
     

Tons

   

Sweet Cherries

2004

     700

900

890

1,400

1,245

 

2005

     700

800

740

1,710

1,267

 

2006

     700

960

860

2,290

1,973

             

Pears

2004

  1,400

16,500

13,900

386

5,370

 

2005

  1,400

8,500

8,200

499

4,088

 

2006

  1,400

16,000

15,600

429

6,685

             

Grapes

2004

31,000

142,000

142,000

226

32,124

 

2005

31,000

178,000

178,000

193

34,290

 

2006

31,000

155,000

153,000

242

36,972

             

Peaches

2004

  1,700

6,000

5,900

.717

4,232

 

2005

  1,700

4,250

4,100

.690

2,828

 

2006

  1,700

7,000

6,730

.667

4,489

     
     

1,000 pounds

   

Blueberries

2004

     700

2,000

1,700

1.36

2,315

 

2005

     700

1,500

1,400

1.40

1,963

 

2006

     700

2,200

2,000

1.40

2,796

             
     

1,000 cwt.

   

Strawberries

2004

  1,500

65

65

160

10,400

 

2005

  1,500

52

52

155

8,060

 

2006

  1,500

44

44

170

7,480

             

Total Fruit and Berries

2004

84,000

     

253,627

 

2005

84,000

     

223,139

 

2006

84,000

     

328,531

     

       NEW YORK FRUIT YIELDS

Kind

2004

2005

2006

 

Pounds per acre

       

  Apples

28,400

22,900

28,400

  Peaches

  7,060

  5,000

  8,240

  Tart Cherries

  5,350

  3,750

  5,200

  Sweet Cherries

  2,580

  2,280

  3,000

  Pears

23,600

12,140

22,800

  Grapes

  9,160

11,480

10,000

  Blueberries 1/

  2,430

  2,000

  2,860

  Strawberries

  4,300

  3,500

  2,900

       

1/   Yield based on utilized production.

 NEW YORK GRAPE UTILIZATION

Use

2004

2005

2006

     

   Fresh

    2,000

    3,000

    3,000

   Juice 1/

103,000

135,000

102,000

   Wine

  37,000

  40,000

  48,000

   Total 2/

142,000

178,000

155,000

       

1/  Includes other processing for jam, jelly, etc.
2/  Includes unutilized grapes in 2006.


NEW YORK GROWN GRAPES PROCESSED, BY VARIETY 2004-2006 1/

Variety

2004

2005

2006

   

Tons

 

American Varieties:

     

   Catawba

    4,850

    5,000

    4,120

   Concord

  99,300

137,000

108,600

   Delaware

       300

       375

       510

   Ives

       225

       100

       150

   Elvira

    5,000

    5,025

    3,820

   Niagara

  19,800

  18,000

  18,500

       

   French Hybrids:

     

   Aurora

    2,225

    1,600

    3,300

   Baco Noir

       375

       400

       350

   Cayuga White

       625

       500

    1,020

   DeChaunac

       200

       130

       110

   Rougeon

       175

       440

       320

   Seyval Blanc

       425

       430

       650

       

   Vitis Vinifera, All

    4,550

    3,500

    5,200

       

   Other Varieties, All 2/

    1,950

    2,500

    3,350

       

   TOTAL

140,000

175,000

150,000

       

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