Apples are big business in New York. It’s true – we grow more apples than any state (other than Washington) and offer more varieties than any state. According to the USDA, New York produces almost 30 million bushels annually.
New York State apples are grown on about 55,000 acres, in six major production districts around the State:
- Champlain Valley
- Eastern Hudson Valley
- Western Hudson Valley
- Lake Country
- Niagara Frontier
New York Apple Sales teams with the best growers in New York to deliver fresher apples, greater choice, superior quality and outstanding service to our customers across America and around the world. One of the reasons we can do this is because agriculture and apples are key components of our state’s economy.
Some impressive New York apple stats
- Almost 52,000 acres of land are devoted to apple orchards
- There are almost 700 commercial apple growers
- 10,000 people work in direct, apple-related jobs, plus another 7,500 in fruit handling, marketing, exporting, packing and distribution
- The world's largest apple peel was “peeled” by Kathy Wafler Madison on October 16, 1976, in Rochester, NY. It measured 172 feet, 4 inches long. (She was 16 years old at the time and grew up to be a sales manager for an apple tree nursery.)