Canadian Greenhouse Grown Crops including Daffodils

January 18, 2010
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Ted –
Good chance they came from a greenhouse.
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The main greenhouse vegetable crops grown annually in Canada are TOMATOES (431 ha, 210 million kg), CUCUMBERS (224 ha, 23.2 million dozen), PEPPERS (215 ha, 51.4 million kg) and LETTUCE (9.3 ha, 23.5 million heads). The major species of greenhouse-grown cut FLOWERS are tulips (43 million stems), ROSES (34 million), gerberas (29 million), chrysanthemums (28 million), alstroemerias (18 million), lilies (18 million), snapdragons (17 million), irises (7.7 million), freesias (6.5 million),
daffodils (3.5 million)
and lisianthus (1.1 million). The industry also produces potted plants: 25 million GERANIUMS, 19 million tropical, foliage and green plants, 16 million chrysanthemums, 12 million African violets, 12 million hanging pots, 11 million miniature roses, 9 million poinsettias, 5.6 million impatiens, 5.2 million lilies, 5.1 million begonias, 4.4 million petunias, 4.1 million gerberas, 1.7 million azaleas, in addition to forest cuttings and transplants (806 million), bedding plants (570 million) and vegetable transplants (465 million).
Linda W.

 

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