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California is the dominant producer of plums due to its mild winters, minimal rainfall during the growing season and low humidity, which is ideal for the Japanese varieties. In 2010 the state produced 141,300 tons of plums on 26,200 acres of land. The total value of the crop was $78.4 million (NASS 2011).

Four other states also raise plums commercially: Idaho, Michigan, Oregon and Washington. Oregon is generally the largest producer, followed by Washington, Idaho and Michigan. Together, these states harvested 12,300 tons of plums in 2010, including 7,800 tons of fresh plums. The total value of these fresh plums was $4.3 million (NASS 2011).  March 2012 . . .  Plums


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