Noncitrus Fruits and Nuts 2010 Preliminary Summary
In 2010, the Nation’s utilized production of the leading noncitrus fruit crops totaled 17.0 million tons, down 6 percent from the 2009 utilized production. Utilized production increased from 2009 for bananas, cultivated blueberries, kiwifruit, nectarines, strawberries, California olives, California plums, and peaches. Utilized production decreased from 2009 for apricots, sweet cherries, tart cherries, red raspberries, California prunes, prunes and plums (Idaho, Michigan, Oregon, and Washington), blackberries, pears, grapes, papayas, cranberries, apples, Maine wild blueberries, and figs.
The value of utilized production for noncitrus fruit crops totaled 11.9 billion dollars, down 1 percent from 2009. The value of utilized production for California olives increased 243 percent, black raspberries were up 97 percent, Maine wild blueberries increased 59 percent, sweet cherries were up 42 percent, and California plums increased 36 percent. However, the value of utilized production for tart cherries decreased 37 percent, all raspberries are down 33 percent, papayas decreased 26 percent, California prunes are down 25 percent, and prunes and plums (Idaho, Michigan, Oregon, and Washington) decreased 18 percent.