CONCORD, N.H., July 25 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's New England Agricultural Statistics office issued the following news release:
The USDA-NASS Northeast Regional Field Office has released the Noncitrus Fruits and Nuts 2013 Summary, which determined that the New England states produced 82,500 tons of apples and peaches and harvested 11,860 acres in 2013. New England states harvested 15,030 acres and 61,500 tons of fruit in 2012.
In Connecticut 2,000 bearing acres and 13,500 tons of apples were produced in 2013, and 2,100 acres and 8,250 tons of apples in 2012. Peaches were produced at a rate of 400 acres and 1,350 tons for both 2012 and 2013.
In Maine 2,900 bearing acres and 13,500 tons of apples were produced in 2013. The previous year, 3,100 bearing acres and 15,000 tons of apples were produced.
In Massachusetts 3,000 bearing acres and 21,750 tons of apples were produced in 2013, when 4,000 bearing acres were harvested and only 14,000 tons were produced. Also harvested were 340 acres and 1,400 tons of peaches in 2013, compared to 430 acres and 1,550 tons in 2012.
In New Hampshire 1,400 acres and 12,750 tons of apples were produced in 2013. In 2012, 1,900 acres and 7,750 tons of apples were produced.
In Rhode Island 220 bearing acres and 1,250 tons of apples were produced in 2013. In 2012, 300 acres and 850 tons were grown.
In Vermont 1,600 bearing acres and 17,000 tons of apples were grown in 2013. In 2012, 2,800 bearing acres and 12,750 tons of apples were grown.
For more information, and a copy of the full release, please visit www.usda.nass.gov .
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