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New York apple growers see bumper crop in 2009, early harvest in 2010

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New York’s apple industry saw a bumper crop in 2009. The New York field office of the USDA’S National Agricultural Statistics Service on Thursday said surveys of apple growers and processors place the state’s 2009 production at 1.38 billion pounds, 9 percent above the 2008 crop of 1.27 billion pounds. Fresh market production of 675 million pounds, up 23 percent from 2008, comprised 50 percent of the total. Apples for processing amounted to 685 million ...

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