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Tomato Production and Value

Crop Year

Harvested Acres

Yield (carton)

Production (carton)

Value (carton)

Crop Value

1997-98

1996-97

1995-96

1994-95

1993-94

1992-93

40,000

37,300

45,500

49,000

50,600

48,400

1,366

1,468

1,250

1,330

1,294

1,483

55,205,000

54,750,000

56,866,000

65,183,000

65,483,000

71,767,000

$8.57

$8.08

$7.82

$7.25

$7.14

$8.70

$473,307,000

$442,410,000

$444,470,000

$472,782,000

$467,541,000

$624,235,000

1992-93

1991-92

1990-91

1989-90*

1988-89

48,400

52,000

50,400

51,600

60,700

1,483

1,591

1,278

1,169

1,207

71,767,000

82,736,000

64,430,000

60,336,000

73,288,000

$8.70

$8.81

$9.40

$7.29

$9.37

$624,235,000

$728,594,000

$605,507,000

$439,686,000

$686,884,000

1979-80

1969-70

1959-60

42,200

31,200

28,800

1,113

543

599

47,812,000

16,836,000

17,264,000

$5.23

$3.00

$2.20

$244,240,000

$50,856,000

$34,528,000

* Freeze Year

Leading Tomato-Producing Counties --- 1997-98
 

County

Harvested Acres

Yield (carton)

Production (carton)

Estimated Value

Manatee

Collier

Hillsborough

Hendry

Dade

8,435

8,350

4,220

4,075

3,800

1,451

1,333

1,451

1,333

1,215

12,239,000

11,131,000

6,123,000

5,432,000

4,617,000

$114,802,000

$105,410,000

$57,434,000

$51,441,000

$40,168,000

Palm Beach

Gadsden

Lee

Martin

St. Lucie

2,400

3,100

1,770

980

900

1,396

1,325

1,333

1,396

1,396

3,350,000

4,108,000

2,359,000

1,368,000

1,256,000

$30,552,000

$29,372,000

$22,340,000

$12,476,000

$11,455,000

Carton = 25 pounds
Source: Florida Agricultural Statistics Service

Tomato Facts Tomato Facts
  • Tomatoes are native to the Americas, probably originating in the Andes mountain region of South America. The earliest written record of the tomato dates back to 1554.
  • Florida farmers grow pratically 100 percent of the U.S. field-produced fresh tomatoes in the months of January, February, and March.

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