The Mid-Atlantic Regional Fruit Loop: 

The Virginia Fruit Page

Extension, Research and Teaching in Fruit Crops

BarnesOrchardFruit Production in the mid-Atlantic region has a long history, dating to Colonial times in Virginia with pomological and viticultural efforts by founders such as Thomas Jefferson and George Washington. Today, Virginia ranks approximately sixth in the nation for apple production (about 11,929 acres; 10,000 bearing). There are about 1,770 acres of peach (1200 bearing), 4,370 acres of grape (3300 bearing), and about 425 acres of blueberry, 380 acres of caneberries and 290 acres of strawberry (USDA 2012 census).(Virginia Agricultural Statistics 2018 Annual Bulletin)

For more detailed information, please click on the desired crop:
Apple Pear Stone Fruits Grape Small Fruit

Here is a simple list of links to resources available in this fruit home page:

Use statistics for the Virginia Fruit Page:  1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 20062008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, and 2015.

Updated 12 July 2024
Maintained by:
Douglas G. Pfeiffer (Departmental Faculty Page)
Department of Entomology
Virginia Tech
, Virginia