Agricultural Products
Los Angeles County
2015

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 4,002,800 898.6 $47,960,000
Bedding Plants 1,166,200 81.1 $20,283,000
Vegetable Plants 84,700 9.2 $2,448,000
Ground Covers 65,000 8.5 $1,305,000
Miscellaneous 1 781,400 574.1 $13,382,000
Total 6,100,100 1,571 $85,378,000

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Flowers & Foliage

Item Green House Square Feet Field Acres Total Value
Indoor Plants, Flowering 439,700 2.5 $2,505,000
Indoor Plants, Foliage 199,800 1.4 $3,663,000
Miscellaneous* 35,300 63.2 $853,000
Total 674,800 67.1 $7,021,000

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Fruit & Nut Crops

Item Acreage Production Per Acre Production Total Unit Value Per Unit Total Value
Grapes 340.2 3.73 1269 Ton $797 $1,012,000
Strawberries 24.3 14.2 344.2 Ton $1,479 $509,000
Orchard Fruits 301.9

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

$3,732,000
Miscellaneous 110.2

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

$502,000
Total 776.6 $5,755,000

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Vegetable Crops

Item Acreage Production Per Acre Production Total Unit Value Per Unit Total Value
Corn 58.2 4.7 270.7 Ton $536 $145,000
Tomatoes 16.7 6.8 113.8 Ton $1,107 $126,000
Root Vegetables 7,422.10

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

$60,133,000
Vine Crops 37.8

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

$156,000
Table Greens 8.1

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

$177,000
Herbs & Spices 2.5

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

$459,000
Miscellaneous 378.7

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.

$9,819,000
Total 2 7,924.20 $71,015,000

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Field Crops

Item Acreage Production Per Acre Production Total Unit Value Per Unit Total Value
Alfalfa Hay 6,241 7.8 48,962 Ton $229 $11,236,000
Grain Hay 3,200 3 9,600 Ton $200 $1,920,000
Rangeland 5,695 $121,000
Miscellaneous 3 1,632

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

$535,000
Total 11,073 ** $13,812,000

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Dairy & Livestock

Item Total Value
Includes dairy cattle, beef cattle, hogs, goats, chickens, milk, goat milk, eggs, etc. $7,977,000

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Apiary

Item Production Unit Value Per Unit Total Value
Honey 322,390 Lb. $4.12 $1,328,000
Beeswax 12,361 Lb. $4.76 $58,800
Miscellaneous

Includes pollination fees, etc.

$168,570
Total 2 $1,555,000

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Forest Products

Item Total Value
Firewood 4 $5,030

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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.