Non-citrus Fruits and Nuts 2013 Summary Highlights

DanCommodity Report, Specialty Crops, Tree, nut & vine crops



In 2013, the Nation’s utilized production of the leading non-citrus fruit crops totaled 19.2 million tons, up 9 percent from the 2012 utilized production. Utilized production increased from 2012 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 from 2012 for, blackberries, Maine wild blueberries, all California raspberries, sweet cherries, California dates, California figs, nectarines, peaches, California plums, California prunes, and strawberries.

The value of utilized production for 2013 non-citrus fruit crops totaled 16.1 billion dollars, up 4 percent from 2012. The value of utilized production for apricots is up 10 percent, Oregon black raspberries are up 21 percent, grapes increased by 9 percent, cultivated blueberries are up 10 percent, Maine wild blueberries are up 23 percent, boysenberries are up 22 percent, red raspberries increased 43 percent, tart cherries increased 107 percent, California Olives are up 5 percent, and strawberries are 6 percent above last year. However, the value of utilized production for apples decreased 6 percent, Oregon cultivated blackberries decreased 5 percent, sweet cherries are down 9 percent, cranberries are down 25 percent, California dates are down 8 percent, nectarines are down 16 percent, California plums decreased 14 percent, peaches decreased 13 percent, prunes and plums decreased 5 percent, and California prunes decreased 21 percent from the previous year.

The full Non-citrus Fruits and Nuts 2013 Summary can be read here. (.pdf)