Volume 45 Number 2 Article 11 Pages: 101-106
Year 1991 Month 4
Title: Apple Cultivars-Current Situation and Trends in New York State
Author: W.C. Stiles
The 1985 statewide tree survey indicated a
total of 5,052,307 trees in 68,520 acres of or
The top ten cultivars were: 'Mclntosh,'
'Delicious,' 'Rome,' 'Empire,' 'Idared,' 'Cortland,
'Golden Delicious,' 'R.I. Greening,' 'Mutsu,' and
Paulared.' These ten accounted for 86.2 percent
of all trees.
Cultivars showing greatest increases
in tree numbers include 'Empire,' 'Mclntosh,'
'Delicious,' 'Rome,' 'Idared,' and 'Cortland.' Other
cultivars that have shown consistent increases in
recent plantings include 'Spartan, 'Tydeman
Early,' Jonamac,' 'Macoun,' 'Jerseymac,' and
'Jonagold.' Cultivars that are decreasing in tree
numbers include 'R.I. Greening,' 'Twenty Ounce,'
'Monroe,' 'Baldwin,' 'Wayne, 'Northern Spy,'
'Wealthy,' and 'Stayman.' Current trends, if con
tinued, suggest that 'Mclntosh,' 'Delicious,' 'Em
pire,' 'Rome,' 'Idared,' 'Cortland,' 'Golden Deli
cious,' 'Mutsu,' and 'Jonamac' will constitute the
top ten cultivars ana account for over 85 percent
of all trees within the next ten years.
understocks accounted for 72.6 percent of all trees in 1985.
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