www.fl-ag.com
Florida Farm Commodities
Cucumbers

Florida Agricultural Facts, 1998 Edition



Cucumber Production and Value

Crop Year

Harvested Acres

Yield (bushel)

Production (bushel)

Value (bushel)

Crop Value

1996-97

1995-96

1994-95

1993-94

1992-93

9,100

10,400

13,200

11,300

15,200

569

512

420

489

505

5,175,000

5,329,000

5,541,000

5,528,000

7,679,000

$11.40

$9.08

$7.53

$9.77

$8.43

$58,982,000

$48,369,000

$41,749,000

$53,993,000

$64,767,000

1991-92

1990-91

1989-90

1988-89

1987-88

16,500

13,950

13,700

13,900

14,850

552

504

464

450

385

9,105,000

7,030,000

6,362,000

6,255,000

5,717,000

$9.71

$11.16

$9.73

$9.89

$9.58

$88,372,000

$78,489,000

$61,873,000

$61,837,000

$54,778,000

1979-80

1969-70

1959-60

21,700

15,000

15,000

235

200

179

4,799,000

3,005,000

2,687,000

$10.01

$3.77

$3.30

$45,651,000

$11,329,000

$8,867,000

 

Leading Cucumber-Producing Counties --- 1995-96

County

Harvested Acres

Yield (bushel)

Production (bushel)

Estimated Value

Palm Beach

Martin

Hardee

Hendry

Mnatee

Collier

2,600

1,000

1,000

1,300

850

450

690

680

690

464

525

464

1,794,000

690,000

690,000

603,200

446,250

195,300

$20,451,000

$7,866,000

$7,866,000

$6,876,000

$5,087,000

$2,226,000

Bushel = 55 pounds
Source: Florida Agricultural Statistics Service



Cucumber Facts
  • The cucumber is supposedly a native of India, although plant explorers have never been able to discover a wild prototype. Reliable records indicate it was used as a food in Ancient Egypt, and was a popular vegetable with the Greeks and Romans. Columbus brought cucumbers to the New World.
  • Floridas cucumber production hit a 12-year low in 1996-97, and prices reached an all-time high of $11.40 a bushel.
  • Palm Beach is the states leading cucumber-producing county, accounting for 35 percent of the crop in 1996-97.


Return to Florida Farm Commodities / Vegetables
Return to Florida Agricultural Facts Book
Return to Florida Agricultural Statistics Service
Return to www.fl-ag.com