NC Cooperative Extension

The N.C. Cooperative Extension Service houses a multidisciplinary group of professionals at the N.C. Research Campus as part of the Plants for Human Health Institute. Providing expertise in farm business management, communications and marketing, and fresh produce safety, these Cooperative Extension staff serve as an outreach component to complement the research conducted at PHHI.

Fruits

Enterprise budgets help you determine the potential cost and returns associated with a crop or livestock enterprise. Below you will find budgets for a large number of specialty enterprises. Some of the budgets are specific to North Carolina, but most are from other parts of the U.S. and Canada. If a budget does not fit your particular situation most can be updated or modified. We provide assistance to N.C. Cooperative Extension faculty to modify or update budgets to make them applicable to North Carolina circumstances. N.C. Cooperative Extension faculty should contact Blake Brown for more information.

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Fruits

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A

Apple

Apples – Central Leader Production (Excel Worksheet) (PDF)
Source: N.C. State University

Apples – Processing Production (Excel Worksheet) (PDF)
Source: N.C. State University

Apples – Slender Spindle Production (Excel Worksheet) (PDF)
Source: N.C. State University

Sample Costs to Establish an Apple Orchard and Produce Apples – 2001 (PDF)
Source: University of California, Davis

Sample Costs to Produce Apples – 2000 (PDF)
Source: University of California, Davis

Apple Production Budget Year 0 – Land Preparation – 2000 (Excel Worksheet) (PDF)
Source: Ohio State University

Apple Production Budget Year 1 – Establishment – 2000 (Excel Worksheet) (PDF)
Source: Ohio State University

Apple Production Budget Year 2 and 3 – Non-Bearing Budget Worksheet – 2000 (Excel Worksheet) (PDF)
Source: Ohio State University

Apple Production Budget Year 4+ – Mature Trees Budget Worksheet – 2000 (Excel Worksheet) (PDF)
Source: Ohio State University

ORGANIC Costs of Production for Fresh Market Apples, Mature Trees – Years 8-20 – 1996 (HTML)
Source: Rutgers University

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B

Blackberry


Estimating the Cost of Producing, Harvesting and Marketing Blackberries – 2011 (Excel Worksheet)
Source: N.C. State University

Estimated Costs, Gross Revenues and Returns on Commercial Blackberry Production (PYO and Wholesale) – 2008 (Excel Worksheet)
Source: N.C. State University

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Blueberry

Evaluating the Profitability of Blueberry Production (PDF)
Source: N.C. State University

Blueberry: 20 Year Production (Excel Worksheet) (PDF)
Source: N.C. State University

Blueberry: Annual Production Costs (Excel Worksheet) (PDF)
Source: N.C. State University

Sample Costs to Produce Fresh Market Blueberries – 2002 (PDF)
Source: University of California, Davis

Blueberry Cost and Return Estimates – 2008 (PDF)
Source: University of Kentucky

Highbush Blueberry Production Budgets (Wholesale/Retail) – 2008 (PDF)
Source: University of Kentucky

Highbush Blueberry Production Budgets (Pick Your Own) – 2008 (PDF)
Source: University of Kentucky

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Boysenberry

Sample Costs to Establish and Produce Boysenberry – 2002 (PDF)
Source: University of California, Davis

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C

Cantaloupe

Income and Cash Operating Summary: Fall Cantaloupe – 2001 (PDF)
Source: University of Arizona

Income and Cash Operating Summary: Spring Cantaloupe – 2001 (PDF)
Source: University of Arizona

Income and Cash Operating Summary: Late Spring Cantaloupe – 2001 (PDF)
Source: University of Arizona

Sample Costs to Produce Cantaloupes (Slant bed) – 2004 (Excel Worksheet) (PDF)
Source: University of California, Davis

Sample Costs to Establish and Produce Cantaloupes (Mid-bed trench) – 2004 (PDF)
Source: University of California, Davis

Cantaloupes Estimated Costs and Returns – 2008 (PDF)
Source: Clemson University

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F

Fig

Sample Costs to Establish a Fig Orchard and Grow Figs: Black Mission Variety – 1994 (PDF)
Source: University of California, Davis

Sample Costs to Establish a Fig Orchard and Grow Figs: Calimyrna Variety Enterprise Budget – 1994 (PDF)
Source: University of California, Davis

Sample Costs to Establish a Fig Orchard and Grow Figs: Conadria Variety Enterprise Budget – 1994 (PDF)
Source: University of California, Davis

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G

Grape

Estimated Costs and Investment Analysis of Producing and Harvesting Chardonnay Wine Grapes in North Carolina (PDF)
Source: N.C. State University

Estimated Costs of Producing Muscadine Grapes in North Carolina – 2006 (PDF)
Source: N.C. State University

Production Practices and Sample Costs for Organic Raisin Grapes – 1997 (PDF)
Source: University of California, Davis

Sample Costs to Establish a Vineyard and Produce Raisins (Thompson Seedless) – 1997 (PDF)
Source: University of California, Davis

Estimated Costs and Returns for a 120 Acre Raisin Vineyard – 1998 (PDF)
Source: University of California, Davis

Estimated Costs and Returns for a 40 Acre Raisin Vineyard – 1998 (PDF)
Source: University of California, Davis

Sample Costs to Establish a Vineyard and Produce Table Grapes (Thompson Seedless) – 1999 (PDF)
Source: University of California, Davis

Sample Costs to Establish a Vineyard and Produce Wine Grapes (Chardonnay) (PDF)
Source: University of California, Davis

Sample Costs to Establish a Vineyard and Produce Wine Grapes (Sauvignon Blanc) – 1998 (PDF)
Source: University of California, Davis

Sample Costs to Establish a Vineyard and Produce Wine Grapes (San Joaquin Valley) – 1997 (PDF)
Source: University of California, Davis

Sample Costs to Establish a Vineyard and Produce Wine (Drip Irrigated Chardonnay Variety) – 1996 (PDF)
Source: University of California, Davis

Production and Sample Costs to Establish a Vineyard and Produce Wine Grapes (Cabernet Sauvignon) – 1996 (PDF)
Source: University of California, Davis

Sample Costs to Establish a Vineyard and Produce Wine Grapes (Zinfandel Variety on a 28 Acre Planting) – 1996 (PDF)
Source: University of California, Davis

Sample Costs to Produce Organic Wine Grapes in the North Coast (With Annually Sown Cover Crop) – 1992 (PDF)
Source: University of California, Davis

Sample Costs to Produce Organic Wine Grapes in the North Coast (With Resident Vegetation) – 1992 (PDF)
Source: University of California, Davis

Sample Costs to Establish a Vineyard and Produce Wine Grapes (Cabernet Sauvignon) – 2001 (PDF)
Source: University of California, Davis

Cost and Return Estimates: Summaries and Assumptions – 2005 (PDF)
Source: University of Kentucky

Grape Production Budgets Estimated Costs and Returns (Vinifera Wine Grape Varieties) – 2005 (PDF)
Source: University of Kentucky

Grape Production Budgets Estimated Costs and Returns (French-American Hybrid and American Wine Grape Varieties) – 2005 (PDF)
Source: University of Kentucky

Grape Production Budgets Estimated Costs and Returns (Table Grape Varieties) – 2005 (PDF)
Source: University of Kentucky

Table Grape Budget Worksheet – 2003 (Excel Worksheet)
Source: Ohio State University

Table Grape Enterprise Budget Introduction – 2003 (PDF)
Source: Ohio State University

Year 0 Table Grape Enterprise Budget – 2003 (PDF)
Source: Ohio State University

Year 1 Table Grape Enterprise Budget – 2003 (PDF)
Source: Ohio State University

Year 2 Table Grape Enterprise Budget – 2003 (PDF)
Source: Ohio State University

Year 3 Table Grape Enterprise Budget – 2003 (PDF)
Source: Ohio State University

Year 4+ Table Grape Enterprise Budget – 2003 (PDF)
Source: Ohio State University

Summary Table Grape Enterprise Budget – 2003 (PDF)
Source: Ohio State University

French Hybrid Grape Budget Worksheet – 2001 (Excel Worksheet)
Source: Ohio State University

French Hybrid Grape Enterprise Budget Introduction – 2001 (PDF)
Source: Ohio State University

Year 0 French Hybrid Grape Enterprise Budget – 2001 (PDF)
Source: Ohio State University

Year 2 French Hybrid Grape Enterprise Budget – 2001 (PDF)
Source: Ohio State University

Year 3 French Hybrid Grape Enterprise Budget – 2001 (PDF)
Source: Ohio State University

Year 4+ French Hybrid Grape Enterprise Budget – 2001 (PDF)
Source: Ohio State University

Summary French Hybrid Grape Enterprise Budget – 2001 (PDF)
Source: Ohio State University

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H

Honeydew

Fall Honeydew Budget Table – 2001 (PDF)
Source: University of Arizona

Spring Honeydew Budget Table – 2001 (PDF)
Source: University of Arizona

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M

Melon

Sample Cost to Establish and Produce Mixed Melons – 2003 (PDF)
Source: University of California, Davis

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Muskmelon

Kentucky Commercial Vegetable & Melon Production Budgets – 2008 (Excel Worksheet)
Source: University of Kentucky

Instructions for Downloading and Using Vegetable & Melon Enterprise Budgets for Kentucky (HTML)
Source: University of Kentucky

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P

Peach

Sample Costs to Establish an Orchard and Produce Peaches or Nectarines (July/August Harvest) – 2000 (PDF)
Source: University of California, Davis

Sample Costs to Establish a Cling Peach Orchard and Produce Cling Peaches – 1998 (PDF)
Source: University of California, Davis

Year 0 Land Preparation Budget – 2000 (HTML) (Excel Worksheet) (PDF)
Source: Ohio State University

Year 1 Peach Production Establishment Budget – 2000 (HTML) (Excel Worksheet) (PDF)
Source: Ohio State University

Years 2-3 Non-Bearing Peach Production Budget – 2000 (HTML) (Excel Worksheet) (PDF)
Source: Ohio State University

Year 4+ Fruit Bearing Peach Trees Budget (HTML) (Excel Worksheet) (PDF)
Source: Ohio State University

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Pear

Sample Costs to Establish and Produce Pears – 2003 (PDF)
Source: University of California, Davis

Sample Costs to Establish a Pear Orchard and Produce Pears – 2002 (PDF)
Source: University of California, Davis

Sample Costs of Production Using Mating Disruption – 2002 (PDF)
Source: University of California, Davis

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Plum

Sample Costs to Establish a Plum Orchard and Produce Plums – 2000 (PDF)
Source: University of California, Davis

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Prune

Sample Costs to Establish a Prune Orchard and Produce Prunes (French Variety and Low- Volume Irrigation) – 2001 (PDF)
Source: University of California, Davis

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R

Raspberry

Sample Costs to Establish and Produce Raspberries – 2005 (Excel Worksheet)
Source: University of California, Davis

Sample Costs to Produce Fresh Market Raspberries – 2005 (PDF)
Source: University of California, Davis

Black Raspberry Budget (Pick Your Own) – 2000 (HTML) (Excel Worksheet) (PDF)
Source: Ohio State University

Black Raspberry Budget (Pre-Picked Retail) – 2000 (HTML) (Excel Worksheet) (PDF)
Source: Ohio State University

Black Raspberry Budget (Pre-Picked Wholesale) – 2000 (HTML) (Excel Worksheet) (PDF)
Source: Ohio State University

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S

Strawberry

Economic Evaluation of Methyl Bromide Alternatives for the Production of Strawberries in the Southeastern United States – 2006 (PDF)
Source: N.C. State University

What Makes Direct-Market Strawberry Farms Successful? – 2004 (PDF)
Source: N.C. State University

Sample Costs to Produce Organic Strawberries – 2003 (PDF)
Source: University of California, Davis

Sample Costs to Produce Strawberries (Central Coast Region) – 2004 (Excel Worksheet) (PDF)
Source: University of California, Davis

Sample Costs to Produce Strawberries (San Joaquin Valley) – 2004 (Excel Worksheet) (PDF)
Source: University of California, Davis

Strawberry Enterprise Cost Analysis – 2002 (PDF)
Source: University of Georgia

Kentucky Strawberry Profitability Estimated Costs and Returns – 2008 (PDF)
Source: University of Kentucky

Strawberry Production Budget (Irrigated) – 1999 (HTML) (Excel Worksheet) (PDF)
Source: Ohio State University

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W

Watermelon

Seedless Watermelons: Estimated Revenue, Operating Expenses, Annual Ownership Expenses and Net Revenue Per Acre – 2002 (PDF)
Source: N.C. State University

Seedless Watermelons: Estimated Revenue, Operating Expenses, Annual Ownership Expenses and Net Revenue Per Acre (Enterprise Budget Details) – 2002 (PDF)
Source: N.C. State University

Seedless Watermelon Budget Table (Central Arizona) – 2001 (PDF)
Source: University of Arizona

Watermelon Budget Table (Southern Arizona) – 2001 (PDF)
Source: University of Arizona

Spring Watermelon Budget Table (Western Arizona) – 2001 (PDF)
Source: University of Arizona

Sample Costs to Establish and Produce Seedless Watermelon – 2004 (Excel Worksheet)
Source: University of California, Davis

Sample Costs to Establish and Produce Watermelon – 2004 (PDF)
Source: University of California, Davis

Seedless Watermelons: Estimated Costs and Returns Per Acre (On Plastic, Drip Irrigation) – 2009 (PDF)
Source: Clemson University

Kentucky Commercial Vegetable & Melon Production Budgets – 2008 (Excel Worksheet)
Source: University of Kentucky

Instructions for Downloading and Using Vegetable & Melon Enterprise Budgets for Kentucky (HTML)
Source: University of Kentucky

Trickle-Irrigation Watermelon Cost-Return Budget for Missouri – 2002 (PDF)
Source: University of Missouri

Watermelon Production Budget (Plastic Mulch and Drip Irrigation) – 2000 (Excel Worksheet) (PDF)
Source: Ohio State University

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