Oregon Fruit Tree Inventory, 1993

The special Fruit Tree Survey conducted by the Oregon Agricultural Statistics Service during the spring of 1993 showed over 7.5 million fruit trees growing in commercial enterprises in Oregon. The trees were being grown on 47,500 acres. Fruit tree density (trees per acre) increased across the board in Oregon during the 7 years since the previous survey, with dramatic increases for pears and apples. The 1993 total of all fruit trees in Oregon was up 29 percent from 1986, but the all fruit acreage was down 4 percent. Other pears (excludes Bartletts) continued to lead the tree count with nearly 2.9 million, while apples followed with almost 2.2 million trees.The Bartlett pear tree count at 949,200, ranked third while sweet cherries came in fourth at 871,500 trees. On an acreage basis, other pears led with 14,400 acres. Sweet cherries were second with 11,850 acres while apples ranked third with 9,500 acres. Bartlett pears accounted for 5,700 acres and ranked fourth. Statewide, other pears increased over 2,100 acres while other fruit types declined in acreage. Additional data on tree age and variety by county or major producing area are available in a separate Fruit Tree Inventory bulletin published in October 1993.
Tree fruits: Acres and trees, by fruit crop, Oregon, January 1, 1993
Sweet
cherries
Tart
cherries
Bartlett
pears
Other
pears
Prunes &
plums
Year planted Apples Peaches Total
1970 & earlier
Acres
2,630 6,820 440 3,710 7,080 1,820 290 22,790
Trees
315,400 441,000 45,300 509,900 937,900 181,600 34,800 2,465,900
1971 - 1980
Acres
2,060 1,990 730 690 2,010 420 410 8,310
Trees
374,800 157,100 77,000 120,800 469,400 46,500 54,700 1,300,300
1981 - 1985
Acres
2,500 1,550 510 360 1,380 470 280 7,050
Trees
557,000 126,600 54,300 94,600 346,300 54,200 42,100 1,275,100
1986 - 1988
Acres
760 620 70 400 2,050 200 170 4,270
Trees
210,800 59,800 7,900 106,000 609,000 26,900 28,300 1,048,700
1989 - 1990
Acres
850 560 20 260 1,360 70 30 3,150
Trees
337,800 56,900 2,300 57,800 373,200 11,800 4,600 844,400
1991 - 1992
Acres
700 310 80 280 520 20 20 1,930
Trees
361,200 30,100 7,500 60,100 163,100 3,000 3,200 628,200
All Years
Acres
9,500 11,850 1,850 5,700 14,400 3,000 1,200 47,500
Trees
2,157,000 871,500 194,300 949,200 2,898,900 324,000 167,700 7,562,600

Tree fruits: Acres and trees, by fruit crop, by area, Oregon, January 1, 1986 & 1993
Sweet
cherries
Tart
cherries
Bartlett
pears
Other
pears
Prunes &
plums
Area & year Apples Peaches Total
Willamette Valley1
Acres
1986
975 4,545 2,225 280 70 2,800 950 11,845
1993
800 4,150 1,850 200 2 2,050 750 9,8002
Trees
1986
161,570 292,830 229,260 29,880 10,220 275,390 122,320 1,121,470
1993
182,100 289,300 194,300 26,400 2 208,700 103,500 1,004,3002
Hood River
Acres
1986
3,990 685 -- 3,550 6,000 -- 50 14,275
1993
2,750 750 -- 3,400 7,050 -- 2 13,9502
Trees
1986
585,900 63,860 -- 456,230 735,630 -- 6,450 1,848,070
1993
462,700 77,000 -- 455,700 1,021,100 -- 2 2,016,5002
Wasco
Acres
1986
545 6,025 -- 15 40 5 60 6,690
1993
600 5,700 -- 2 2 2 2 6,3002
Trees
1986
79,650 358,800 -- 3,140 5,470 710 8,100 455,870
1993
111,000 413,000 -- 2 2 2 2 524,0002
Umatilla
Acres
1986
2,950 450 -- 10 -- 805 60 4,275
1993
3,400 350 -- 2 -- 550 2 4,3002
Trees
1986
441,030 45,140 -- 840 -- 96,390 6,470 589,870
1993
967,100 36,400 -- 2 -- 71,200 2 1,074,7002
Union
Acres
1986
10 820 -- 5 -- 5 10 850
1993
2 750 -- 2 -- 2 2 7502
Trees
1986
1,500 49,300 -- 400 -- 600 790 52,590
1993
2 43,900 -- 2 -- 2 2 43,9002
Douglas
Acres
1986
115 190 5 105 15 525 90 1,045
1993
2 2 -- 2 2 300 2 3002
Trees
1986
13,160 14,460 70 10,070 4,500 40,750 12,980 95,990
1993
2 2 -- 2 2 25,500 2 25,5002
Jackson (Josephine)
Acres
1986
300 35 -- 2,360 6,140 30 280 9,145
1993
400 2 -- 2,000 7,100 2 250 9,7502
Trees
1986
80,010 2,540 -- 306,650 944,000 4,690 31,900 1,369,790
1993
115,100 2 -- 448,000 1,830,000 2 37,000 2,430,1002
Other
Acres
1986
1,160 40 -- 10 5 35 90 1,340
1993
1,550 150 -- 100 250 100 200 2,350
Trees
1986
288,600 3,600 -- 1,220 1,080 9,100 11,900 315,500
1993
319,000 11,900 -- 19,100 47,800 18,600 27,200 443,600
State total
Acres
1986
10,045 12,790 2,230 6,335 12,270 4,205 1,590 49,465
1993
9,500 11,850 1,850 5,700 14,400 3,000 1,200 47,500
Trees
1986
1,651,420 830,530 229,330 808,430 1,700,900 427,630 200,910 5,849,150
1993
2,157,000 871,500 194,300 949,200 2,898,900 324,000 167,700 7,562,600
1 Benton, Clackamas, Columbia, Lane, Linn, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Washington & Yamhill counties.
2 Included in other.