Broccoli

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

History


Today

  • 95% of all U.S. broccoli is grown in California. 
  • Production Stats
    • 2010 Need more recent stats
      • $606,082,000 is the gross revenue in California.
      • 116,500 acres in California. 
  • In the Traces of the Past Project Area, broccoli is grown in the Salinas Valley.
  • In 2017, about 48,916 acres were grown for a gross revenue of about $410,403,000. 
  • Broccoli is an important rotational crop because crop residue left in the field after harvest contains a natually occurring fungicide which control verticillium wilt  a soil-borne and potentially devastating pathogen, in subsequent lettuce crops. 

Books and References

Anderson, Burton. The Salinas Valley: A History of America’s Salad Bowl. Monterey County Historical Society. 2000.

Monterey County 2017 Crop Report. Monterey County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office. http://www.co.monterey.ca.us/home/showdocument?id=65737