New York State apple trees on the increase

Robin Humphrey —  Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the number of apple trees in New York State grew to 11 million last year compared to 9 million trees five years ago. That’s an increase of 22% .

The report said that acreage under cultivation statewide dropped slightly, but there were more trees grown per acre.

Niagara County showed the greatest increase in acreage at 25 percent.