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Ferns

Florida Agricultural Facts, 1998 Edition



Florida Fern Production and Value

Year

Number Growers**

Acres

Production (bunches)

Value Per Acre

Wholesale Value

1997

1996

1995

1994

1993

1992

259

274

272

267

304

304

7,382

7,495

7,350

6,648

7,490

7,187

69,869,000

74,202,000

73,190,000

77,198,000

83,633,000

77,397,000

$13,254

$13,776

$13,319

$15,740

$15,206

$13,593

$85,528,000

$96,967,000

$90,538,000

$97,610,000

$98,063,000

$96,377,000




Leading Fern-Producing States --- 1997

Rank

State

Number Growers

State Value

%*** U.S.Value

1

2

Florida

All others

259

96

$85,528,000

$19,711,000

81.26

18.74

*** U.S. Value: $105,239,000



Leading Fern Producing States---1997



Florida Cut Flowers

Year

Growers**

Acres

Wholesale Value

1997

1996

1995

1994

1993

7

18

19

21

25

3,384

3,413

3,080

3,305

3,565

$28,380,000

$27,285,000

$26,222,000

$34,500,000

$24,358,000

 



Florida Bedding / Garden Plants

Year

Growers**

Flats & Pots Sold

Wholesale Value

1997

1996

1995

1994

1993

251

260

274

288

249

77,048,000

78,660,000

76,583,000

87,340,000

84,364,000

$105,600,000

$106,944,000

$105,721,000

$84,056,000

$80,257,000

 


Florida Potted Flowering Plants-Hanging Flowering Baskets

Year

Growers**

Pots & Baskets Sold

Wholesale Value

1997

1996

1995

1994

1993

201

204

208

201

196

19,592,000

22,642,000

25,486,000

23,262,000

30,790,000

$94,322,000

$84,375,000

$70,564,000

$80,200,000

$90,527,000

** Survey of growers with sales over $100,000



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