Horticulture in Canada

Release date: June 7, 2017
Infographic: Horticulture in Canada
Description: Horticulture in Canada

Horticulture is found across Canada, and all horticulture type farms generated $7.4 billion in gross farm receipts in 2015.

Largest horticulture farm type by sales
Province Farm type Sales
British Columbia Fruit and tree nut $478.3 million
Alberta Beekeeping $123.4 million
Saskatchewan Beekeeping $36.9 million
Manitoba Greenhouse flowers $41.3 million
Ontario Greenhouse vegetables $878.4 million
Quebec Field vegetables $490.3 million
New Brunswick Fruit and tree nut $56.6 million
Nova Scotia Fruit and tree nut $96.1 million
Prince Edward Island Fruit and tree nut $15.9 million
Newfoundland and Labrador Greenhouse flowers $7.6 million

Leaders in field vegetables and fruits, berries, and  nuts in 2016.

Field vegetables
Field vegetables Acres (thousands)
Sweet corn 47.6
Green peas 31.7
Carrots 22.3
Fruits, berries and nuts
Fruits, berries and nuts Acres (thousands)
Blueberries 196.0
Apples 43.6
Grapes 31.2

The number of honey bee colonies has increased by 37.7% in the last 5 years to 772,652.

Quebec leads the way with 90.5% of the maple taps in Canada in 2016.

How does an average greenhouse compare to the size of your house?

The average area under glass was 57,815 sq. ft. in 2016.

Source: Census of Agriculture, 2011, 2016.

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