Leading producers of processing cabbage in 1997 were New York (2,300 acres harvested; 69,230 tons; 30.10 tons/acre; $3,205,000 value) and Wisconsin (2,100 acres harvested; 80,140 tons; 38.16 tons/acre; $3,454,000 value). The total U.S. processing cabbage crop was harvested from 5,490 acres in 1997, yielding 183,670 tons (average yield/acre = 33.46 tons/acre), and a total value of $8,299,000. In 1997, production of cabbage for processing was up about 37.7% from 1996. Most of the processing cabbage is used for kraut.
Leading producers of cabbage for fresh markets in 1997 were New York, California, Georgia, Florida and Texas. The total U.S. fresh market cabbage crop was harvested from 79,830 acres with a total yield of 27,395,000 cwt in 1997 (average yield = 343 cwt/acre), and a total value of $279,291,000. In 1997, production of cabbage for fresh market was up about 12% from 1996.
The following data shows production (cwt), harvested acres, yield (cwt/acre) and total value ($) of the fresh market cabbage crop for the major fresh market cabbage producing states for the period 1993 to 1997.