- California accounted for 26.6% of U.S. floriculture sales.
- The state’s floriculture producers increased sales 3%.
- Sales of cut flowers last year totaled $327 million, a decrease of 2.7 percent.
- Top cut flowers include lilies, daises, roses, chrysanthemums and snapdragons.
- Potted flowering plants increased in value by 17% to $297 million.
- Top potted flowers include orchids, roses, poinsettias, spring bulbs and chrysanthemums.
- Sales of annual bedding and garden plants declined 7.6% to $207 million.
- The top garden plants are vegetable varieties, pansies/violas, petunias, impatiens and marigolds.
In 2017, over $11,119,000 in gross revenue was generated by Floriculture in Monterey County.
Note: the recession of 2008 decimated the cut flower and landscape business. The drought is having an impact, too.
Books and References
Source U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Monterey County 2017 Crop Report. Monterey County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office. http://www.co.monterey.ca.us/home/showdocument?id=65737