Mexico: The tomato is Baja California's top crop

The tomato is the main agricultural product of Baja California and Ensenada. In 2015, it generated more than 3,000 million pesos in revenue, according to statistics from the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food. Strawberries are next and, last year, generated over 1,500 million pesos in revenue. And raspberries were third, generating 1,084 million pesos. 

According to a statistical analysis, Ensenada had the lion's share of Baja California's agricultural production with 57 percent of the sector's value.
During 2015, Ensenada marketed more than 8,667 million pesos, while Mexicali, the second in agricultural productivity, had revenues for 6,533 million pesos.

Growth boom
Agricultural revenues in Tecate, Playas de Rosarito, and Tijuana amounted to 27, 19 and 12 million pesos.

Raspberry and blueberry production were stand-outs in Ensenada - blueberries shooting up from 15 million pesos in 2011, to 232 million pesos last year.
Raspberries had even stronger growth: sales went from 274 million pesos in 2011 to 1,084 million pesos last year.


Source: elvigia.net

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