• Number of Commercial Apple Growers and Total Measured Acres Reported by District, Ontario, 2004 to 2006
  • Percentage of Apple Production by Variety, 1996 to 2005
  • Total and Marketed Production of Apples, Ontario, 1995 to 2005
  • Marketed Production of Apples by Province, Canada, 1995 to 2005
  • Average Transaction Price and Farm Gate Value of Apples, Ontario, 1995 to 2005
  • Average Transaction Price of Apples by Variety, Ontario, 1996 to 2005
  • Fresh Compared to Processing in Percent of Apple Crop by District, Ontario, 1995 to 2002
  • Exports and Imports of Fresh and Processed Apples, Ontario, 1995 to 2006
  • Apparent Share of Ontario Fresh Apple Market, 1991 to 2005
  • Yield, Cost and Return per Acre Profile, Ontario, 1995 to 2005
  • Percentage of Apple Trees by Age Grouping, Ontario, 1990, 1995 and 2000
  • Number and Area of Apple Farms by Size Groupings, Ontario, 2001

A technical document developed by the Apple Team, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) in co-operation with: Policy Analysis Branch, OMAFRA. This document was last updated in July 2009 by Siva Mailvaganam and Leslie Huffman, OMAFRA. This document has been prepared as a quick overview of the present status of the Ontario Apple Industry. The information presented in this document is either quoted directly from or generated using data supplied by:

  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)
  • Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC)
  • Ontario Apple Growers (OAG)
  • Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA)
  • Statistics Canada (STATSCAN)
  • United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Apples are now a Regulated Commodity
The Ontario Apple Growers was formed under the Farm Products Marketing Act on May 12, 2004.

Kelly Ciceran, Manager
Ontario Apple Growers
P.O. Box 100
Vineland Station, ON L0R 2E0
Phone: 905-688-0990 ext. 241
Fax: 905-688-5915
Email: kciceran@onapples.com

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) has resource staff working with the apple industry. To reach any of these resource persons contact:

Leslie Huffman
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
2585 County Road 20
Harrow, Ontario, N0R 1G0
519-738-1256 fax:519-738-4564
E-mail: leslie.huffman@ontario.ca

Apple Team Members:

Leslie Huffman (Harrow), Chair, Crop Management
Jennifer DeEll (Simcoe), Post Harvest Physiology
Dr. John Cline (Simcoe), Apple Crop Culture Research
John Henderson (Brighton), Food Safety Risk Management
Kathryn Carter (Simcoe), Apple IPM
Kristen Callow (Ridgetown), Weed Management
Margaret Appleby (Brighton), IPM Systems
Michael Celetti (Guelph), Plant Pathology
Hannah Fraser (Vineland), Entomology
Jason Deveau (Simcoe), Application Technology
Anne Verhallen (Ridgetown), Soil Health and Management
Christoph Kessel (Guelph), Crop Nutrition and Soil Fertility