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USA 19/07/2019

Florida is No. 1 for the production of watermelons

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According to various studies only 5 states in the United States produce nearly 75% of the total volume of watermelons, Florida is No. 1.
 
 
 
Florida is the No. 1 producer of watermelons in the United States. Followed by Georgia, California, Texas and South Carolina. The production of these 5 states account for nearly 75% of the total volume of watermelons produced in the United States.
 
 
 
According to the University of Florida, the volume marketed by state professionals reached 800 million pounds (about 362,873 tons) last year.
 
 
 
In addition to watermelon, Florida is also leading in terms of  value of its beans, cucumbers, grapefruits, oranges and tomatoes produced by Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS). Florida is also 2nd in value for the production of peppers, sweetcorn, squash and strawberries.

 

 

source : tampabay.com, miamiherald.com, usnews.com, ifas.ufl.edu

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Florida is the US No. 1 state for the production of watermelons (Photo: ifas.ufl.edu).
   
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