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FRUIT TREE AND VINEYARD SURVEY
March 2008

This publication contains additional results from the
Fruit Tree and Vineyard Survey of the New York fruit industry

NEW YORK’S FRUIT FARMS INCREASE

In 2006, the number of vineyards in New York totaled 1,005 compared to 962 in 2001, according to Stephen Ropel, Director of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, New York Field Office.  This is an increase of 5%.  The number of apple farms totaled 697, a slight increase from 2001.  The number of farms also increased for peaches, pears, sweet cherries, and tart cherries.

Apples, peaches, pears, tart cherries and sweet cherries all showed decreases in acreage since 2001, while grapes posted an increase. 

These additional results are from New York’s 2006 Fruit Tree and Vineyard survey which was last conducted in 2001.  The survey was a cooperative effort supported by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets and fruit industry specialists.

For additional details from the survey, including tree plantings, fruit varieties by regions and counties, and acreage details, please see the fruit releases at our website www.nass.usda.gov/ny or call our office at 518-457-5570.  Results from prior surveys conducted in 1962, through 2006 are also available.

Table 1. APPLES: Number of farms and acres, by size, 2001 and 2006

Size Group

2001

2006

Farms

Acres

Farms

Acres

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

(apple acres per farm)

               

<10

257

37

1,022

2

299

43

786

2

10-19.9

95

14

  1,478

    3

  88

  13

  1,216

    3

20-49.9

137

20

  5,364

  12

110

  16

  3,312

    8

50-99.9

106

15

  8,540

  19

  88

13

  6,410

  15

100-199.9

58

8

  9,917

  23

  56

    8

  7,352

  17

200+

42

6

18,242

  41

  56

    8

23,284

  55

Total 1/

695

100

44,563

100

697

100

42,360

100

1/ Totals may not add due to rounding.


Table 2.  PEACHES:  Number of farms and acres, by size, 2001 and 2006

Size Group

2001

2006

Farms

Acres

Farms

Acres

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

(peach acres per farm)

               

<2

  94

  37

     79

    5

116

  44

     64

   4

2-4.9

  73

  29

   244

  14

  68

  26

   184

  11

5-9.9

 46

   18

   312

  17

  34

   13

   200

  12

10-19.9

  25

   10

   310

  17

  30

   11

   429

  25

20+

   17

    6

   850

  47

  18

   7

   826

  49

Total 1/

255

100

1,795

100

266

100

1,702

100

1/ Totals may not add due to rounding.

Table 3.  PEARS:  Number of farms and acres, by size, 2001 and 2006

Size Group

2001

2006

Farms

Acres

Farms

Acres

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

(pear acres per farm)

               

<2

  96

40

     70

   5

154

  60

    60

    5

2-4.9

  76

32

   281

  19

  40

   16

   129

   11

5-9.9

  30

   12

   233

  16

  23

    9

   154

   13

10-19.9

   21

    9

   357

  25

  18

    7

   242

20

20+

   16

    7

   500

  35

  20

    8

   632

  52

Total 1/

239

100

1,441

100

255

100

1,218

100

1/ Totals may not add due to rounding.

Table 4.  SWEET CHERRIES:  Number of farms and acres, by size, 2001 and 2006

Size Group

2001

2006

Farms

Acres

Farms

Acres

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

(sweet cherry acres per farm)

               

<2

  99

  53

  60

    8

120

  62

 64

    9

2-4.9

  38

  21

100

  13

 38

  20

116

  17

5-9.9

  29

  16

205

  26

 20

  10

118

  17

10-19.9

  10

    5

110

  14

   8

   4

  96

  14

20+

    9

    5

309

  39

   8

   4

296

  43

Total 1/

185

100

783

100

194

100

689

100

1/ Totals may not add due to rounding.

Table 5.  TART CHERRIES:  Number of farms and acres, by size, 2001 and 2006

Size Group

2001

2006

Farms

Acres

Farms

Acres

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

(tart cherry acres per farm)

               

<2

  49

  39

     43

    2

 83

  59

     35

    2

2-4.9

  10

   8

     41

    2

 16

  11

     53

    3

5-9.9

  18

  14

   143

    5

  6

   4

     33

    2

10-19.9

  23

  18

   377

  14

 16

  11

   210

  12

20+

  26

  21

1,980

  77

 20

  14

1,357

  80

Total 1/

126

100

2,584

100

141

100

1,688

100

1/ Totals may not add due to rounding.


Table 6.  GRAPES:  Chautauqua-Erie Region:  Number of farms and acres, by size, 2001 and 2006

Size Group

2001

2006

Farms

Acres

Farms

Acres

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

(grape acres per farm)

               

<5

75

  14

219

    1

  75

   15

     202

    1

5-9.9

100

19

656

3

  85

   17

     570

    3

10-19.9

122

23

1,649

8

109

  22

   1,485

    7

20-49.9

113

22

3,484

18

110

  23

  3,404

  17

50-99.9

58

11

3,789

19

  54

   11

   3,681

  18

100-199.9

44

8

6,264

31

  38

    8

   5,148

  25

200+

17

3

3,994

20

  17

    3

  5,728

  28

Total 1/

529

100

20,055

100

488

100

20,217

100

1/ Totals may not add due to rounding. 

Table 7.  GRAPES:   Niagara County:   Number of farms and acres, by size, 2001 and 2006

Size Group

2001

2006

Farms

Acres

Farms

Acres

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

(grape acres per farm)

               

<5

13

27

29

3

19

  36

     32

   3

5-9.9

13

27

73

8

 8

  15

     42

   4

10-19.9

  8

17

104

12

11

  21

   201

  18

20+

14

29

695

77

15

  28

   852

  76

Total 1/

48

100

901

100

53

100

1,127

100

1/ Totals may not add due to rounding. 

Table 8.  GRAPES:  Finger Lakes Region:  Number of farms and acres, by size, 2001 and 2006

Size Group

2001

2006

Farms

Acres

Farms

Acres

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

(grape acres per farm)

               

<5

37

14

123

   1

  53

  19

     94

    1

5-9.9

40

16

279

   3

  54

  19

   353

    4

10-19.9

68

26

1,027

11

  62

  22

   754

    8

20-49.9

66

25

2,152

24

  63

  22

2,265

  25

50-99.9

30

12

2,220

24

  34

  12

2,285

  25

100+

17

7

3,323

37

  15

    5

3,423

  37

Total 1/

258

100

9,124

100

281

100

9,174

100

1/ Totals may not add due to rounding. 

Table 9.  GRAPES:  Other Western Counties:  Number of farms and acres, by size, 2001 and 2006

Size Group

2001

2006

Farms

Acres

Farms

Acres

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

(grape acres per farm)

               

<10

 12

54

34

9

34

  80

 72

 24

10-19.9

  5

23

54

14

  4

    9

 61

 20

20+

  5

23

286

77

  5

  11

167

 56

Total 1/

22

100

374

100

43

100

300

100

1/ Totals may not add due to rounding. 


Table 10.  GRAPES:  Eastern Counties:  Number of farms and acres, by size, 2001 and 2006

Size Group

2001

2006

Farms

Acres

Farms

Acres

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

(grape acres per farm)

               

<5

21

20

54

2

  42

  30

    63

   2

5-9.9

19

18

116

4

  26

  19

  129

   4

10-19.9

27

26

346

14

  34

  24

  377

  13

20-49.9

20

19

654

26

  12

    9

  324

  11

50+

18

17

1,379

54

  27

  19

1,982

  69

Total 1/

105

100

2,541

100

140

100

2,874

100

1/ Totals may not add due to rounding. 

Table 11.  GRAPES:  Total New York:  Number of farms and acres, by size, 2001 and 2006

Size Group

2001

2006

Farms

Acres

Farms

Acres

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

(grape acres per farm)

               

<2

  29

    3

    30

    -

    98

  10

      66

 -

2-4.9

125

  13

  405

    1

  125

  12

    364

 1

5-9.9

176

   18

1,149

    3

  177

  18

  1,151

 3

10-19.9

230

   24

3,179

  10

  215

  21

  2,874

 9

20-49.9

215

   22

6,812

  21

  200

  20

  6,480

 19

50-99.9

103

   11

6,980

  21

  108

  11

  7,090

 21

100-199.9

  65

    7

9,306

  28

    58

   6

  7,627

 23

200+

  19

    2

  5,133

  16

    24

   2

  8,040

 24

Total 1/

962

100

32,994

100

1,005

100

33,692

100

1/ Totals may not add due to rounding.