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HORT410 - Vegetable Crops

U.S. Escarole/Endive and Artichoke Production Statistics

The U.S. winter fresh market escarole/endive crop is grown in Florida (1,600 acres; 280,000 cwt; 175 cwt/acre; $6,888,000), and the summer crop in New Jersey (900 acres; 162,000 cwt; 180 cwt/acre; $3,613,000) and Ohio (600 acres; 114,000 cwt; 190 cwt/acre; $2,622,000) (1997 figures). The total U.S. endive acreage harvested in 1997 was 3,100 acres, yielding a total of 556,000 cwt (179 cwt/acre), with a total value of $13,123,000. In 1997, production of escarole/endive was down about 9.2% from 1996.

Almost the entire U.S. globe artichoke crop is produced in California. In 1997 artichokes were grown on 9,100 acres. Total production of artichokes amounted to 865,000 cwt in California in 1997 (yield = 95 cwt/acre), with a total value of $67,620,000. In 1997, production of artichokes in California was down about 2.8% from 1996.

(the above statistics are derived from the USDA Economic and Statistics System)

See Also: California Production Statistics - Artichokes

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