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Watermelons

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Watermelon Production and Value Watermelon

Crop Year

Harvested Acres

Yield (cwt)

Production (cwt)

Value (cwt)

Crop Value

1997-98

1996-97

1995-96

1994-95

1993-94

32,000

30,000

34,000

33,000

37,000

225

250

210

250

230

7,200,000

7,500,000

7,140,000

8,250,000

8,510,000

$8.35

$7.30

$7.00

$7.60

$6.80

$60,120,000

$54,750,000

$49,980,000

$62,700,000

$57,868,000

1992-93

1991-92

1990-91

1989-90

1988-89

37,000

45,000

36,000

45,000

50,000

225

200

195

200

170

8,325,000

9,000,000

7,011,000

9,000,000

8,500,000

$8.00

$7.35

$11.52

$7.15

$5.30

$66,600,000

$66,150,000

$80,767,000

$64,350,000

$45,050,000

1979-80

1969-70

1959-60

42,500

47,500

73,000

185

145

114

7,863,000

6,888,000

8,305,000

$5.92

$2.02

$1.40

$46,549,000

$13,914,760

$11,627,000



Leading Watermelon-Producing Counties --- 1997-98
 

County

Harvested Acres

Yield (cwt)

Production (cwt)

Estimated Value

Hendry

Collier

DeSoto

Charlotte

Manatee

Hardee

Lee

Levy

Marion

Gilchrist

Alachua

Suwanee

Sumter

Jackson

Columbia

Dixie

Washington

Lafayette

Holmes

Jefferson

2,600

1,700

1,700

1,300

2,800

1,200

1,000

2,300

1,600

1,800

1,500

1,700

900

1,300

1,300

700

700

700

500

400

310

310

310

310

220

310

310

161

220

161

161

161

220

179

161

161

179

161

179

161

806,000

527,000

527,000

403,000

616,000

372,000

310,000

370,000

352,000

290,000

241,000

274,000

198,000

232,000

209,000

113,000

125,000

113,000

90,000

64,000

$10,921,000

$7,141,000

$7,141,000

$5,461,000

$5,328,000

$5,041,000

$4,200,000

$3,200,000

$3,045,000

$2,508,000

$2,085,000

$1,767,000

$1,713,000

$1,496,000

$1,348,000

$977,000

$806,000

$728,000

$580,000

$412,000

CWT = 100 pounds
Source: Florida Agricultural Service

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