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Agricultural Products
Los Angeles County, 2019

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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.


Also see agriculture product numbers for: 2018 and 2017



Nursery Products

Item Green House Square Feet Field Acres Total Value
Woody Ornamentals 2,145,000 773.4 $72,487,000
Bedding Plants 525,968 31.8 $8,633,000
Ground Covers 191,000 6.96 $1,847,000
Miscellaneous (1) 765,000 175.4 $15,473,000
Total 3,626,968 987 $98,440,000

(1) Includes, cacti, christmas trees, fruit trees, succulents, turf, vegetable plants, and other miscellaneous nursery plants.

Flowers & Foliage

Item Green House Square Feet Field Acres Total Value
Indoor Plants, Flowering 575,000 11.6 $2,150,000
Indoor Plants, Foliage 237,000 12.7 $2,734,000
Miscellaneous (2) 28,000 56.3 $205,000
Total 840,000 80.6 $5,089,000

(2) Includes dusty miller, lilacs, orchids, poinsettias, pom poms, poppies, statice, sunflowers, and other miscellaneous flowers.

Fruit & Nut Crops

Item Acreage Production Per Acre Production Total Unit Value Per Unit Total Value
Grapes 44.0 0.71 31.2 Ton $4,800 $40,000
Orchard Fruits 160.2 Includes apricots, cherries, grapefruit, lemons, mandarins, nectarines, oranges, peaches, pears, persimmons, plums, and pomegranates. $2,756,000
Miscellaneous 129.2 Includes avocados, dragon fruit, figs, guavas, olives, pistachios, strawberries, and other miscellaneous fruit and nut crops. $1,306,000
Total 333.3 Less production for grapes due to Woolsey Fire. $4,102,000

Vegetable Crops

Item Acreage Production Per Acre Production Total Unit Value Per Unit Total Value
Corn 47.0 4.0 189.7 Ton $658 $125,000
Tomatoes 13.7 5.4 73.7 Ton $1,926 $142,000
Root Vegetables 4,924.9 Includes beets, carrots, dry onions, potatoes, and other root vegetables. $28,686,000
Vine Crops 14.5 Includes beans, cantaloupes, cucumbers, green beans, melons, pumpkins, squash, and watermelons. $63,300
Table Greens 17.5 Includes lettuces, oriental specialties, sprouts, and unspecified vegetables. $489,000
Herbs & Spices 0.4 Includes cilantro, parsley, chives, mint, thyme, fennel, and other herbs & spices. $9,000
Miscellaneous 69.9 Includes artichokes, bell peppers, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, chili peppers, eggplant, herbs, and other miscellaneous vegetables. $8,265,000
Total 5,087.50 Vegetable production up, due to organic production. Herbs moved to miscellaneous due to confidentiality rules which are used to maintain anonymity during this reporting period. $37,770,300

Field Crops

Item Acreage Total Value
Includes alfalfa hay, grain hay, irrigated pasture, rangeland, silage, stubble, sudan hay, and other types of hay. (3) 13,243 $12,600,000

(3) Due to the loss of growers of Field Crops, confidentiality rules are used to maintain anonymity during this reporting period.

Dairy & Livestock

Item Total Value
Includes beef cattle, dairy cattle, goats, hogs, pigs, milk, poultry, sheep, etc. $13,130,000

Apiary

Item Production Unit Value Per Unit Total Value
Honey 599,408 Lb. $9.75 $5,845,000
Beeswax 31,602 Lb. $7.20 $228,000
Miscellaneous Includes pollination fees, etc. $406,000
Total Totals do not add due to rounding. $6,479,000

Forest Products

Item Total Value
Firewood Figures obtained from USDA Forest Service, Angeles National Forest. $2,000

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