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Chapter 1. Commercial Vegetable Production in Florida1

Josh H. Freeman, Peter J. Dittmar, and Gary E. Vallad2

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This publication is included in the Vegetable Production Handbook fof Florida, 2015-2016 edition.


Peter J. Dittmar

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This is Chapter 1 of the Vegetable Production Handbook of Florida, 2016-2017 edition. The most current version of this chapter may be found at


This one-page chapter covers:

  • Introduction and Objective


Table 1.1. Vegetable production acreage and value in Florida.



This document is HS710, one of a series of the Horticultural Sciences Department, UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date June 1995. Revised June 2016. Visit the EDIS website at Extracts upon Chapter 1, "Vegetable Production in Florida," of Vegetable and Small Fruit Production Handbook of Florida 2016–2017.


Josh H. Freeman, assistant professor, North Florida REC; Peter J. Dittmar, assistant professor, Horticultural Sciences Department; and Gary E. Vallad, associate professor, Gulf Coast REC; UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL 32611.

The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information and other services only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations. For more information on obtaining other UF/IFAS Extension publications, contact your county's UF/IFAS Extension office.

U.S. Department of Agriculture, UF/IFAS Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A & M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating. Nick T. Place, dean for UF/IFAS Extension.