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Agricultural Products
Los Angeles County, 2017

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Root vegetables - highest grossing agricultural products in Los Angeles County. Photo courtesy of Couleur & Pixabay.com.

The Chappelow Avocado tree located in Duarte was the first recorded avocado tree grown in California. William Chappelow, Sr. received his tree from the U.S. Department of Agriculture in July 1893.


Nursery Products

Item Green House Square Feet Field Acres Total Value
Woody Ornamentals 2,623,000 978.0 $57,000,000
Bedding Plants 5,665,000 77.6 $15,300,000
Vegetable Plants 64,000 11.6 $5,000,000
Ground Covers 103,000 12.3 $910,000
Miscellaneous 1 500,000 168.3 $6,000,000
Total 8,955,000 1,248 $84,210,000

Flowers & Foliage

Item Green House Square Feet Field Acres Total Value
Indoor Plants, Flowering 575,000 11.9 $3,000,000
Indoor Plants, Foliage 237,000 7.7 $4,000,000
Miscellaneous* 28,000 65.3 $500,000
Total 840,000 84.8 $7,500,000

* Includes cacti, chrysanthemums, lilacs, orchids, succulents and other miscellaneous flowers.

Fruit & Nut Crops

Item Acreage Production Per Acre Production Total Unit Value Per Unit Total Value
Grapes 141.9 0.96 137.6 Ton $309 $420,000
Strawberries 29.0 5.2 149.7 Ton $1,309 $300,000
Orchard Fruits 154.3

Includes apples, cherries, peaches, pears, plums, apricots, nectarines, persimmons, pomegranates, oranges, mandarins, citrus, and grapefruit.

$2,400,000
Miscellaneous 385.3

Includes avocados, figs, pistachios, olives, berries, guavas, prickly pears, and other miscellaneous fruit and nut crops.

$800,000
Total 710.5 $3,920,000

Vegetable Crops

Item Acreage Production Per Acre Production Total Unit Value Per Unit Total Value
Corn 56.0 15.5 869.5 Ton $131 $114,000
Tomatoes 11.1 7.1 79.3 Ton $1,517 $121,000
Root Vegetables 2,508.5

Includes dry onions, garlic, carrots, potatoes, radishes, beets, turnips, and other root vegetables.

$60,133,000
Vine Crops 70.0

Includes cucumbers, green beans, melons, pumpkins, squash, zucchinis, watermelon, and cantaloupe.

$900,000
Table Greens 17.6

Includes spinach, kale, oriental specialties, alfalfa sprouts, and lettuces.

$530,000
Herbs & Spices 0.4

Includes cilantro, parsley, chives, mint, thyme, fennel, and other herbs & spices.

$9,000
Miscellaneous 100.3

Includes bell peppers, chili peppers, cacti, celery, chard, mustard greens, collard greens, leeks, kohlrabi, cabbage, green onions, okra, broccoli, cauliflower, eggplant, and other misc. vegetables.

$28,000
Total 2 2,763.9 $17,702,000

Field Crops

Item Acreage Production Per Acre Production Total Unit Value Per Unit Total Value
Alfalfa Hay 6,011 30.5 58,000 Ton $221 $10,500,000
Grain Hay 2,200 2.6 6,000 Ton $192 $1,030,000
Rangeland 4,595 $90,000
Miscellaneous 3 2,131

Includes irrigated pasture, wheat, sudan hay, oat hay, corn grain and silage, and grazing privileges on stubble.

$1,200,000
Total 14,937 ** $12,820,000

Dairy & Livestock

Item Total Value
Includes dairy cattle, beef cattle, hogs, goats, chickens, milk, goat milk, eggs, etc. $10,000,000

Apiary

Item Production Unit Value Per Unit Total Value
Honey 318,270 Lb. $8.00 $1,150,000
Beeswax 9,625 Lb. $7.50 $50,000
Miscellaneous

Includes pollination fees, etc.

$110,000
Total 2 $1,917,000

Forest Products

Item Total Value
Firewood 4 $4,970

1) Includes perennials, turf, roses, dragon fruits, lucky bamboo, bonsai, fruit trees, citrus trees, plumerias, cycads, other miscellaneous nursery plants.
2) Totals do not add due to rounding.
3) Acreage excludes stubble. ** Excluding rangeland and stubble.
4) Figures obtained from USDA Forest Service, Angeles National Forest.

Source: L.A. County Agricultural Commissioner/Weights & Measures Dept.