FRUIT REPORT
July 2008

Monthly
No. 975-3-08

CHERRY PRODUCTION DECREASES

New York’s 2008 TART CHERRY production, forecast late-June, is expected to total 9.2 million pounds, 19 percent lower than the 2007 crop and 7 percent above 2006.  U.S. TART CHERRY production is forecast at 177 million pounds, 30 percent below 2007 and 32 percent below production in 2006.  SWEET CHERRY production is forecast at 1030 tons, 13 percent below the 2007 crop but 7 percent higher than 2006.  U.S. SWEET CHERRY production is forecast at 250 thousand tons, down 20 percent from 2007 and 15 percent below 2006. 

FRUIT PRODUCTION:  New York and United States, 2006, 2007 and 2008 1/

Fruit

New York

Other States 1/

2006

2007

2008

2006

2007

2008

 

Million pounds

Million pounds

  Tart Cherries

8.6

11.3

9.2

253.4

241.9

168.1

 

Tons

Tons

  Sweet Cherries

960

1190

1030

293,200

309,490

248,550

     

1/  Includes unutilized production for U.S. tart and sweet cherries. 


APPLES PROCESSED IN NEW YORK PROCESSING PLANTS UP 19 PERCENT

ew York State processing plants utilized 548 million pounds of apples from the 2007 crop, up 19 percent from the 461 million pounds processed from the 2006 crop.  Apples shipped into New York for processing totaled 57.9 million pounds, up 101 percent from the 28.8 million pounds received in 2006.

Apples utilized for cider and juice in New York plants totaled 204 million pounds.  This was 21 percent higher than last year’s total of 169 million pounds.

Processing for canning and applesauce utilized 284 million pounds, up 20 percent from the 238 million pounds canned from the 2006 crop.  Apples used for freezing, at 50 million pounds, are 2 percent above the 49 million pounds from the 2006 crop.

APPLES:  Receipts and Utilization at New York Processing Plants and Cider Mills, 1998-2007

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

             

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

460.9

28.8

237.5

168.7

48.5

  6.2

2007

548.2

57.9

284.1

203.9

49.6

10.6

             

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


2007 FINAL APPLE PRODUCTION UP 4 PERCENT

The 2007 New York apple crop totaled 1,310 million pounds, 4 percent above the 2006 production of 1,260 million pounds.  From the 2007 crop, 620 million pounds went to processing plants, at an average of $174.00 per ton, while 680 million pounds were sold for fresh market at an average packing house door equivalent of $682 per ton or 34.1 cents per pound.

APPLES:  Production, Utilization, Price, and Value, 2005-2007

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

Million pounds

Cents

1,000 dol.

Mil. Lbs.

Cents

Mil. Lbs.

Dollars

 

New York

2005

1,045.0

1,035.0

16.2

167,900

490.0

26.4

545.0

141.00

2006

1,260.0

1,250.0

20.1

250,905

690.0

30.2

560.0

152.00

2007

1,310.0

1,300.0

22.0

285,855

680.0

34.1

620.0

174.00

 

United States

2005

9,704.9

9,602.5

17.4

1,675,097

6,117.4

24.4

3,485.1

106.00

2006

9,871.7

9,775.5

22.9

2,236,112

6,341.8

31.7

3,433.7

132.00

2007

9,113.9

9,069.9

28.4

2,579,714

6,091.0

37.7

2,978.9

189.00

                 

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

2005

180.0

  88.00

290.0

156.00

40.0

174.00

35.0

NA

2006

190.0

112.00

300.0

172.00

50.0

181.00

20.0

NA

2007

220.0

144.00

320.0

173.00

50.0

291.00

30.0

NA

 

United States

2005

1,709.4

  67.90

1,164.0

149.00

259.4

134.00

63.5

160.00

2006

1,561.1

102.00

1,168.3

158.00

199.8

148.00

61.4

163.00

2007

1,264.0

177.00

1,055.2

181.00

177.7

236.00

62.9

187.00

                 

1/  Packinghouse door equivalent.
2
/  Includes vinegar, jelly, apple butter.
     Also includes fresh slices and dried for New York only; not reflected in U.S. numbers.



ew York’s 2007 PEACH CROP totaled 6,300 tons, down 10 percent from the 7,000 tons produced last year.  From the 2007 crop, 3,300 tons were processed at an average price of $525.00 per ton, while 3,000 tons were sold for fresh market at an average price of $754.00 per ton.

PEACHES:  Production, Utilization, Price, and Value, 2005-2007

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

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

2007

6,300

6,300

634.00

3,995

3,000

754.00

3,300

525.00

 

United States

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

512,867

481,450

779.00

505,630

273.00

2007

1,128,740

1,117,185

452.00

504,566

442,475

709.00

674,710

283.00

                 

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

    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, All2/

2,600

3,500

3,180

       

  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.