The USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service, southern region, Florida field office has released a report on the acreage, production, utilization, season price and crop value statistics for Florida.
United States citrus utilized production for the 2021-2022 season totaled 5.61 million tons, down 19 percent from the 2020-2021 season. California accounted for 62 percent of total United States citrus production; Florida totaled 36 percent, and Texas and Arizona produced the remaining 2 percent. Florida’s share of US citrus production in 2021-2022 is 45.1 million boxes, down 22 percent from the previous season’s 57.9 million boxes.
Florida's orange production, at 41.1 million boxes, is down 22 percent from the previous season. Grapefruit utilization in Florida, at 3.33 million boxes, is down 19 percent from last season's utilization. Tangerine and tangelo production in 2021-2022 is down 16 percent from the previous season.
The top 5 citrus producing counties were Polk (7.78 million boxes), DeSoto (6.80 million boxes), Highlands (6.65 million boxes), Hendry (5.52 million boxes) and Hardee (4.75 million boxes). Together they account for 70 percent of the state’s total citrus production. Oranges constituted 91 percent of the citrus production, grapefruit accounted for 7 percent, and tangerines and tangelos represented 2 percent.
Estimates of county production are prepared from objective survey data used in forecasting citrus crop production.
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