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Monthly No.
975-3-07


FRUIT

CHERRY PRODUCTION INCREASES

New York’s 2007 TART CHERRY production, forecast late-June, is expected to total 13.0 million pounds, 25 percent higher than the 2006 crop and 73 percent above 2005.  U.S. TART CHERRY production is forecast at 294 million pounds, 11 percent above 2006 and 9 percent above production in 2005.  SWEET CHERRY production is forecast at 970 tons, 1 percent above the 2006 crop and 21 percent higher than 2005.  U.S. SWEET CHERRY production is forecast at 317 thousand tons, up 8 percent from 2006 and 27 percent above 2005.  If realized, this will be the highest production on record. 

FRUIT PRODUCTION:  New York and United States, 2005, 2006 and 2007 1/

Fruit

New York

Other States 1/

2005

2006

2007

2005

2006

2007

 

Million pounds

Million pounds

  Tart Cherries

7.5

10.4

13.0

270.4

263.8

293.8

 

Tons

Tons

  Sweet Cherries

800

960

970

250,830

293,560

317,370

     
1/  Includes unutilized production for U.S. tart and sweet cherries.  There were no unutilized U.S. tart cherries in 2005.



APPLES PROCESSED IN NEW YORK PROCESSING PLANTS UP 7 PERCENT

New York State processing plants utilized 430 million pounds of apples from the 2006 crop, up 3 percent from the 402 million pounds processed from the 2005 crop.  Apples shipped into New York for processing totaled 28.4 million pounds, down 22 percent from the 36.3 million pounds received in 2005.

Apples utilized for cider and juice in New York plants totaled 149 million pounds.  This was 3 percent lower than last year’s total of 153 million pounds.

Processing for canning and applesauce utilized 236 million pounds, up 10 percent form the 214 million pounds canned from the 2005 crop.  Apples used for freezing, at 45 million pounds, are 67 percent above the 27 million pounds from the 2005 crop.

APPLES:  Receipts and Utilization at New York Processing Plants and Cider Mills, 1997-2006

Crop Year

Total
received 1/

Receipts
from other states 2/

Used for canning and applesauce

Used for
juice
and cider

Used for
freezing

Other
products 3/

 

Million pounds

             

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

329.2

38.2

218.3

  79.3

23.7

  7.9

2003

397.8

23.1

189.2

157.8

50.8

  0.0

2004

414.9

17.3

220.3

144.0

49.6

  1.0

2005

402.3

36.3

213.5

152.9

26.7

  9.2

2006

430.3

28.4

235.9

148.9

44.8

  0.7

             

1/  Excludes New York grown apples processed in other states.
2
/  Included in preceding column.
3
/  Includes vinegar, jelly, apple butter, mincemeat, excludes fresh slices and dried through 2004.     Includes fresh slices and dried beginning 2005.


2006 FINAL APPLE PRODUCTION UP 20 PERCENT

The 2006 New York apple crop totaled 1,250 million pounds, 20 percent above the 2005 production of 1,045 million pounds.  From the 2006 crop, 560 million pounds went to processing plants, at an average of $153.00 per ton, while 680 million pounds were sold for fresh market at an average packing house door equivalent of $680 per ton or 30.2 cents per pound.

APPLES:  Production, Utilization, Price, and Value, 2004-2006

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

2004

  1,280.0

  1,280.0

15.1

  193,560

    660.0

22.8

     620.0

139.00

2005

  1,045.0

  1,035.0

16.2

  167,900

    490.0

26.4

    545.0

141.00

2006

  1,250.0

  1,240.0

20.0

  248,235

    680.0

30.2

    560.0

153.00

 

United States

2004

10,440.6

10,361.3

13.5

1,403,001

6,638.0

18.1

3,723.3

107.00

2005

  9,704.9

  9,602.5

17.4

1,675,097

6,117.4

24.4

3,485.1

106.00

2006

  9,931.7

  9,835.5

22.4

2,206,663

6,321.8

31.5

3,513.7

124.00

                 

Season

Utilization

Processed

Juice &Cider

Price per ton

Canned

Price per ton

Frozen

Price per ton

Other 2/

Price per ton

 

Mil. Lbs.

Dollars

Mil. Lbs.

Dollars

Mil. Lbs.

Dollars

Mil. Lbs.

Dollars

 

New York

2004

   200.0

  96.00

   340.0

156.00

  50.0

228.00

30.0

  84.00

2005

   180.0

  88.00

   290.0

156.00

  40.0

174.00

35.0

     NA

2006

   180.0

112.00

   300.0

172.00

  60.0

181.00

20.0

     NA 

 

United States

2004

1,876.0

  70.50

1,257.7

149.00

255.8

173.00

79.0

112.00

2005

1,709.4

  67.90

1,164.0

149.00

259.4

134.00

63.5

160.00

2006

1,686.6

  96.40

1,163.3

160.00

241.8

153.00

62.4

169.00

1/  Packinghouse door equivalent.
2
/  Includes vinegar, jelly, apple butter, mincemeat, excludes fresh slices and dried through 2004.    Includes fresh slices and dried beginning 2005 for New York only; not reflected in U.S. numbers. 
 



New York’s 2006 PEACH CROP totaled 7,000 tons, up 65 percent from the 4,250 tons produced last year.  From the 2006 crop, 3,680 tons were processed at an average price of $570.00 per ton, while 3,050 tons were sold for fresh market at an average price of $784.00 per ton.

PEACHES:  Production, Utilization, Price, and Value, 2004-2006

Season

Production

Utilization

Total

Utilized production

Price per ton 1/

Value of utilized production

Fresh Market

Processed

Quantity

Price per ton 1/

Quantity

Price per ton

 

Tons

Dollars

1,000 dol.

Tons

Dollars

Tons

Dollars

 

New York

2004

       6,000

       5,900

717.00

   4,232

   3,600

920.00

   2,300

400.00

2005

       4,250

       4,100

690.00

   2,828

   1,950

900.00

   2,150

499.00

2006

       7,000

       6,730

667.00

   4,489

   3,050

784.00

   3,680

570.00

 

United States

2004

1,307,110

1,229,800

375.00

461,624

535,600

548.00

694,200

242.00

2005

1,184,550

1,145,100

447.00

511,520

502,050

718.00

643,050

235.00

2006

1,010,120

   987,080

520.00

513,363

481,450

780.00

506,630

273.00

                 

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

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.