Food - Drink
Which US State Yields The Highest Fruit Production?
By REECE ARMSTRONG
Many states in the U.S. are known for their fruits: Florida is famous for its citrus, Georgia's nickname is the Peach State, and it’s hard to think of Hawaii without thinking of fresh pineapple. However, one state in particular grows a huge variety of fruits, and is the country's biggest producer by a landslide.
According to the USDA, this “golden” state not only grows more grapes, strawberries, peaches, nectarines, kiwifruit, prunes, and plums than any other, but its farms account for half of the country's entire fruit acreage. If you haven’t guessed, we're talking about the great state of California.
With mild winters and sunny summers, California provides the perfect climate for produce, and is one of the few states that provide multiple harvests and growing seasons all year long. This state's fertile soil and sheer size also do some heavy lifting, and other significant Cali crops include apples, cherries, and citrus.