Fresh market vegetable and melon production for the 24 selected crops estimated in 2010 totaled 435 million hundredweight, down 1 percent from last year. Harvested area covered 1.71 million acres, up slightly from 2009. Value of the 2010 crop is estimated at 11.2 billion dollars, up 3 percent from a year ago. The three largest crops, in terms of production, are onions, head lettuce, and watermelons, which combined to account for 38 percent of the total production.
Fresh Vegetable Harvested Area Down 1 Percent From Last Year
Spring Onion Planted Acreage Up 14 Percent
Strawberry Planted Acreage Up 1 Percent
Fresh vegetables: Prior to the recent freezing temperatures in Florida, the outlook for fresh vegetables this winter indicated improved yields and supplies. At the same time, demand was expected to remain sluggish as consumers remain conservative, especially with regard to away from home meals. Assuming freeze damage is less severe than last January, the winter price outlook generally favors prices that are historically strong but average just below the freeze-affected highs of a year earlier.
La coliflor está considerada como la hortaliza más delicada y complicada de las crucíferas. De ella se consume la inflorescencia (conjunto de flores), de color blanco o crema.
Esta hortaliza es originaria de las costas el Mediterráneo, Inglaterra, Dinamarca y Holanda. Los primeros cultivares fueron realizados en Dinamarca y Holanda y estos países enviaban semilla a Estados Unidos.
Valor nutritivo y medicinal
This full-text report, issued 5 times a year, provides data on fresh market vegetables, strawberries and melons, including area harvested, prospective area, yield, and production, by season and crop for major States.
Brecon Foods is a market leader in the international trade of both Frozen Fruit and Vegetable on both spot and long term contracts on a crop by crop basis. From an initial concentration on export only, our activities now embrace import into North America from many overseas suppliers, and also expanding third country business, covering both private label and commodity shipments, with the closest attention to Quality Control Standards.
These are cool-season crops, with the harvest period generally in the spring and fall.