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Imported Greenhouse Tomatoes From Mexico Illustrate the Growing Diversity in Fresh-Market Tomatoes

Travis Minor, Sarah Baskins and Jennifer K. Bond

Amber Waves:The Economics of Food, Farming, Natural Resources, and Rural America, 2019, vol. May 2019, issue 04

Abstract: Per capita U.S. availability of fresh tomatoes averaged 20.7 pounds per year in 2010-17, up from 12 pounds in the early 1980s. The rise is attributed to growing imports, largely from Mexico; changing demographics and tastes; and emerging protected-culture technologies, including greenhouses and hoop houses, which extend the growing season.

Keywords: Agricultural and Food Policy; Crop Production/Industries; International Relations/Trade; Land Economics/Use (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.302706

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