Jul 25, 2014
Non-citrus fruit production, value up in 2013

In 2013, utilized production of the leading U.S. non-citrus fruit crops totaled 19.2 million tons, up 9 percent from 2012. The value of 2013’s utilized production totaled $16.1 billion, up 4 percent from 2012, according to a report from USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

From 2012 to 2013, utilized production increased for apples, apricots, cultivated blueberries, boysenberries, black raspberries, red raspberries, tart cherries, cranberries, grapes, California kiwifruit, California olives, pears, and prunes and plums. Utilized production decreased for blackberries, Maine wild blueberries, all California raspberries, sweet cherries, California dates, California figs, nectarines, peaches, California plums, California prunes and strawberries, according to NASS.

In the same period, the value of utilized production increased by 10 percent for apricots, 21 percent for Oregon black raspberries, 9 percent for grapes, 10 percent for cultivated blueberries, 23 percent for Maine wild blueberries, 22 percent for boysenberries, 43 percent for red raspberries, 107 percent for tart cherries, 5 percent for California olives and 6 percent for strawberries. However, the value decreased by 6 percent for apples, 5 percent for Oregon cultivated blackberries, 9 percent for sweet cherries, 25 percent for cranberries, 8 percent for California dates, 16 percent for nectarines, 14 percent for California plums, 13 percent for peaches, 5 percent for prunes and plums and 21 percent for California prunes, according to NASS.

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