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Cabbage

Florida Farm Commodities



Cabbage Production and Value

Crop Year

Harvested Acres

Yield (crate)

Production (crate)

Value (crate)

Crop Value

1997-98

1996-97

1995-96

1994-95

1993-94

7,500

7,500

8,500

7,000

9,300

540

732

589

547

632

4,047,000

5,497,000

5,010,000

3,830,000

5,882,000

$6.49

$7.18

$5.55

$4.50

$5.30

$26,270,000

$39,479,000

$27,799,000

$17,235,000

$31,196,000

1992-93

1991-92

1990-91

1988-89

1987-88

9,800

12,300

11,950

15,500

15,600

586

467

478

418

421

5,738,000

5,745,000

5,716,000

6,480,000

6,560,000

$7.37

$5.41

$5.03

$4.70

$4.51

$42,277,000

$31,100,000

$28,731,000

$30,433,000

$29,559,000

1979-80

1969-70

1959-60

15,800

16,700

17,900

481

350

350

7,600,000

5,846,000

6,264,000

$2.88

$2.73

$1.20

$21,866,000

$15,960,000

$7,516,000



Leading Cabbage-Producing Counties --- 1997-98
 

County

Harvested Acres

Yield (crate)

Production (crate)

Estimated Value

Flagler

Manatee

Putnam/St. Johns

2,300

1,900

1,000

562

560

562

1,293,000

1,064,000

562,000

$8,055,000

$7,352,000

$3,501,000

Crate = 50 pounds
*Source: Florida Agricultural Statistics Service


Cabbage Facts
Cabbage
  • There is historical and botanical evidence that cabbage has been in cultivation for more than 4,000 years. Evidence points to the Eastern Mediterranean and Asia Minor as the places of origin. The Celts of Central and Western Europe had much to do with the distribution and popularization of cabbage as a food plant. Cabbage was first introduced into the Americas in 1541-42 by Jacques Cartier, who planted it in Canada on his third voyage.
  • Florida cabbage yield, production and value all decreased in 1997-98 after a record cash value of $39.4 million in 1996-97.
  • Flagler replaced Manatee as the leading cabbage-producing county in the state, by a slight margin, producing about 26 percent of the 1997-98 crop.


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