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FRUIT

Released:   January 2008
Seasonal
No. 975-1-08

2007 ANNUAL SUMMARY

The  2007  value  of  New  York  tree  fruit  and  grape production totaled $346 million, up 10 percent from  the 2006 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 pears and peaches.

Apple production was up 2 percent to 1.27 billion pounds.  Total grape production increased 16 percent from 2006 to

 

180,000 tons.  Tart cherry production totaled 13.0 million pounds, up 25 percent from the 2006 crop. Pear production was down 31 percent to 11,000 tons, and peach production was down 10 percent to 6,300 tons.

Nationally,  in  2007,  New  York  ranked  second  in  apple  production,  third  in  grape  production,  and  fourth  in  pear production.

FRUIT PRODUCTION AND VALUE 2005-2007

Season

Acres of bearing age

Production

Unit Price

Value of utilized production

 

Total

Utilized

 
     

Million pounds

Dollars

1,000 dol.

 

Apples

2005

45,000

1,045

1,035

.162

167,900

 
 

2006

45,000

1,250

1,240

.200

248,235

 
 

2007

42,000

1,270

1,260

.213

268,840

 
               

Tart Cherries

2005

  2,000

7.5

7.5

.432

3,243

 
 

2006

  2,000

10.4

10.4

.311

3,236

 
 

2007

  1,700

13.0

13.0

.336

4,369

 
       
     

Tons

     

Sweet Cherries

2005

     700

800

740

1,710

1,267

 
 

2006

     700

960

860

2,290

1,973

 
 

2007

     700

1,190

1,180

2,980

3,518

 
               

Pears

2005

  1,400

8,500

8,200

499

4,088

 
 

2006

  1,400

16,000

15,600

429

6,685

 
 

2007

  1,200

11,000

10,300

497

5,120

 
               

Grapes

2005

31,000

178,000

178,000

216

38,535

 
 

2006

31,000

155,000

153,000

264

40,394

 
 

2007

34,000

180,000

180,000

273

49,222

 
               

Peaches

2005

  1,700

4,250

4,100

.690

2,828

 
 

2006

  1,700

7,000

6,730

.667

4,489

 
 

2007

  1,700

6,300

6,300

.634

3,995

 
       
     

1,000 pounds

     

Blueberries

2005

     700

1,500

1,400

1.40

1,963

 
 

2006

     700

2,200

2,000

1.40

2,796

 
 

2007

     700

2,500

2,300

1.47

3,373

 
               
     

1,000 cwt.

     

Strawberries

2005

  1,500

52

52

155

8,060

 
 

2006

  1,500

44

44

170

7,480

 
 

2007

  1,500

46

46

165

7,590

 
               

Total Fruit and Berries

2005

84,000

     

227,884

 
 

2006

84,000

     

315,288

 
 

2007

83,500

     

346,027

 
       

NEW YORK FRUIT YIELDS

Kind

2005

2006

2007

 

Pounds per acre

       

Apples

23,200

27,800

30,200

Peaches

  5,000

  8,240

  7,420

Tart Cherries

  3,750

  5,200

  7,650

Sweet Cherries

  2,280

  2,740

  3,400

Pears

12,140

22,800

18,340

Grapes

11,480

10,000

10,580

Blueberries 1/

 2,000

  2,860

  3,290

Strawberries

  3,500

  2,900

  3,100

       

1/    Yield based on utilized production.

NEW YORK GRAPE UTILIZATION

Use

2005

2006

2007

 

Tons

 

Fresh

    3,000

    3,000

    4,000

Juice 1/

135,000

112,000

135,000

Wine

  40,000

  38,000

  41,000

Total

178,000

153,000

180,000

       

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


NEW YORK GROWN GRAPES PROCESSED, BY VARIETY 2005-2007 1/

Variety

2005

2006

2007

   

Tons

 

  American Varieties:

     

      Catawba

    5,000

    4,120

    4,930

      Concord

137,000

108,600

 131,000

      Delaware

       375

       510

       430

      Ives

       100

       150

       160

      Elvira

    5,025

    3,820

    4,810

      Niagara

  18,000

  18,500

  21,000

       

  French Hybrids:

     

      Aurora

    1,600

    3,300

    2,480

      Baco Noir

       400

       350

       430

      Cayuga White

       500

    1,020

    1,090

      DeChaunac

       130

       110

       180

      Rougeon

       440

       320

       270

      Seyval Blanc

       430

       650

       430

       

  Vitis Vinifera, All

    3,500

    5,200

    5,770

       

  Other Varieties, All 2/

    2,500

    3,350

    3,020

       

  TOTAL

175,000

150,000

176,000

       

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