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1363: Horticultural statistics

This paper is summarised from DEFRA’s Basic Horticultural Statistics 2011

Year of Publication2011

There were 151,856 hectares dedicated to fruit and vegetables (excluding potatoes) in the UK in 2010. The area of pears increased by 11% over the year. Overall vegetable production was up with the largest increases for winter cabbage, asparagus and leeks. The UK produces 57% of its vegetables but only 12% of its fruit. Vegetables increased 14% in value over the year with onions up by 122% and asparagus up by 40%. The value of home grown fruit increased by 2% - pears went up by 52% and plums by 17%.

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