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Squash Production and Value

Crop Year

Harvested Acres

Yield (bushel)

Production (bushel)

Value (bushel)

Crop Value

1997-98

1996-97

1995-96

1994-95

1993-94

12,500

10,900

9,600

11,900

13,300

255

285

210

264

342

3,188,000

3,107,000

2,016,000

3,142,000

4,549,000

$17.10

$11.66

$13.54

$13.27

$9.50

$54,515,000

$36,228,000

$27,297,000

$41,696,000

$43,216,000

1992-93

1991-92

1990-91

1989-90

1988-89

10,500

13,300

11,800

11,700

13,650

335

346

320

340

277

3,518,000

4,602,000

3,776,000

3,978,000

3,785,000

$10.85

$10.75

$13.30

$9.20

$9.50

$38,170,000

$49,472,000

$50,221,000

$36,598,000

$35,958,000



Leading Squash-Producing Counties --- 1997-98
 

County

Harvested Acres

Yield (bushel)

Production (bushel)

Estimated Value

Dade

Lee

Collier

Hillsborough

Palm Beach

Hardee

Alachua

7,050

1,150

900

600

200

350

250

275

230

230

225

275

225

224

1,938,000

264,000

207,000

135,00

55,000

79,000

56,000

$46,433,000

$5,800,000

$4,540,000

$1,868,000

$1,317,000

$1,315,000

$570,000

Bushel = 42 pounds
Source: Florida Agricultural Statistics Service

Squash Facts Squash
  • Squash is native to the Western Hemisphere and was known to the American Indians centuries before Europeans arrived. Indians called it "askutasquash", meaning "green-raw-unripe".
  • Squash production and price both increased in 1997-98, and netted a record crop value of more than $54 million.
  • Dade is Floridas leading squash-growing county, accounting for more than 60 percent of the 1997-98 state crop.


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