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San Diego County's Top Crops - 2015

Almonds

Ornamental Trees and Shrubs
$436,817,000

San Diego County has seen great expansion in the production of trees and shrubs. 

Grapes

Indoor Flowering and Foliage Plants
$362,925,450

he top farm commodity in San Diego County for more than two decades.  When combined with other ornamental categories, San Diego County ranks as the number one nursery and floral county in the nation.

Tomatoes

Bedding Plants, Color
$239,070,000

New varieties developed in San Diego County are leading a nationwide resurgence in the popularity of color for home gardens.

Farm Turkey

Avocados
$136,225,815

40% of all avocados produced in California come from San Diego County, making it the nation’s leading production area.

cactus

Cactus & Succulents
$82,958,000

Cacti and Succulents are seeing a marked increase in popularity these days. Thanks to their drought tolerance, hardiness, and unique colors, shapes, and textures they’re being recognized for their myriad uses from wedding centerpieces to landscapes.

lemons

Lemons
$56,875,000

Lemons are typically harvested 3 or 4 times a year, and are ever-blooming; they bloom year round.

Cattle

Tomatoes
$43,030,000

Oceanside and Camp Pendleton are home to the nation’s largest producer of vine-ripe tomatoes.

herbaceous PerenialsOther Cut Flower Products& Bulbs
$42,200,000

oranges

Oranges
$40,414,000

 

eggsEggs, Chicken Market
$29,768,000

San Diego County is one of the
top five egg producing counties in
the nation. 4 million hens lay more than 800 million eggs per year in the county.