Total gross returns for fruit and nut crops in Fresno County decreased by $24.3 million in 2001. Value of fruit and nut crops came to $1.07 billion in 2001, compared to $1.09 billion in 2000.
Grapes were the top crop in Kern County in 2001, according to the county agricultural commissioner’s report. Grapes in Kern County had a gross value of $437.6 million.
Citrus came in No. 2 on the Kern County at $264.3 million. Kern County does not break down citrus to oranges on the top 10, but the county reported a gross value of $198.8 million for oranges in 2001.
Also making the Kern County top 10 is pistachio nuts at No. 9. Pistachios, which had a No. 6 ranking in 2000, had a gross value of $80.5 million in 2001.
The total gross production value of Kern County crops reached $2.25 billion in 2001, compared to $2.2 billion in 2000.
Total gross returns for fruit and nut crops in Kern County came in at $1.03 billion in 2001, compared to $1.08 billion in 2000.