29.7 million

November 18, 2014 | Number of The Day
Apple sales fresh to market measured in pounds

The fall picking season has just about wound down, and New Jersey has sold about 29.7 million pounds of apples this year.

That’s up slightly from last year, when 29 million pounds were harvested but only brought in $11.2 million in sales. In 2012, New Jersey apples were sold fresh to market for $27.6 million; 35 million pounds were harvested.

New Jersey grows more than 30 different varieties of apples but among its favorites is Winesap, which is the oldest and has been grown in the state since the 1700s. Other favored varieties include Red and Golden Delicious, McIntosh and Granny Smith.