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U.S. retail price of apples 1995-2017

The average retail price of red delicious apples has risen over the past number of years. The retail price of red delicious apples was around 1.32 U.S. dollars per pound in the United States in 2017, up from about 0.82 U.S. dollars per pound in 2000. Additionally, red delicious was among the top selling apple types in the United States as of 2018.

Red delicious apples

According to the US Apple Association, the red delicious variety is originally from Iowa. It has a crunchy and mild sweet taste which is recognized as one of the most popular varieties in the United States with red delicious holding the highest inventory share when compared to other fresh apple varieties.

U.S. apple consumption

Fresh apple consumption has been growing over the years. In the past few years Americans consumed between 17 to 19 fresh apples per capita. According to one survey, conventional apples were the most purchased type, while Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, Gala and Red delicious were the most consumed apple varieties in the Unites States.

Retail price of apples (Red Delicious) in the United States from 1995 to 2017

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Release date

January 2019


United States

Survey time period

1995 to 2017

Supplementary notes

Figures as of December of the respective year.
*as of October 2017.

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