San Diego County has seen great expansion in the production of trees and shrubs.
The 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.
New varieties developed in San Diego County are leading a nationwide resurgence in the popularity of color for home gardens.
Economic Value: $401,614,960
Economic Value: $378,744,760
Economic Value: $255,446,295
40% of all avocados produced in California come from San Diego County, making it the nation’s leading production area.
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 are typically harvested 3 or 4 times a year, and are ever-blooming; they bloom year round.
Economic Value: $136,225,815
Economic Value: $77,435,05
Economic Value: $69,502,320
Economic Value: $55,773,284
Oceanside and Camp Pendleton are home to the nation’s largest producer of vine-ripe tomatoes.
With the recent precipitous drop in strawberry production, oranges jumped into the Top 10 List. Total citrus in San Diego County is worth $130,427,000.
The recent rise in the value of Nursery and Cut Flower Products produced in the county continues to help drive the overall value of commercial agriculture.