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What are the most popular fruit in the U.S.?

What are the most popular fruit in the U.S.?

According the the USDA's data, apples and oranges are the most popular fruit among consumers in the United States.

U.S. per capita loss-adjusted fruit availability, 2019

Apples are the most popular fruit again consumed in all forms, fresh and processed, (most recent data is for 2019) at 12.6 pounds (1.4 gallons) per person, fresh apples at roughly 10 pounds per person, and canned, dried, and frozen apples totaling to 3.3 pounds per person.

Bananas (13.4 pounds per person) topped the list of most popular fresh fruits, while orange juice (16.7 pounds or 1.9 gallons) remained America’s favorite juice.

Where are fruit grown in the US?

  1. California accounts for about half of U.S. bearing fruit acreage,
  2. Florida almost one-fourth, and
  3. Washington around one-tenth.
  4. Michigan, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Texas are also important fruit-producing States and together account for over one-tenth of the Nation's fruit acreage.

California is the largest producer of grapes, strawberries, peaches, nectarines, kiwifruit, prunes, and plums; is a major producer of a variety of other noncitrus fruit like apples, pears, and sweet cherries; and ranks second in citrus production. California's fruit-friendly climate gives it an advantage over other fruit-producing States. Florida's primary fruit crop is citrus. Washington is the largest producer of apples and sweet cherries and an important producer of grapes and pears. This map appeared in the June 2011 issue of Amber Waves magazine.


US Fruit production by state


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