Early Ohioans depended on native fruits found in the wild. Peaches were the first orchard trees in Ohio, but apples were more important commercially during the years of early settlement.
In 1992, 1,717 farms in Ohio had more than 17,000 acres planted in orchards. The top eight counties were:
Winemaking using native grapes began in the Ohio Country even before statehood. During the years before the Civil War, Cincinnati became a center of wine production using imported vines.
In 1992, 616 Ohio farms had 1,528,824 plants on 2,596 acres. The leading five counties harvested: