Broccoli is said to have originated in the Mediterranean where it can still be seen today, growing wild along the Mediterranean coast. Broccoli is a fairly new crop to the United States. The seeds that sprouted the U.S. industry came from Italy and were planted in 1923 in California (ERS). Today, broccoli is grown in nearly every state, though California remains the major producer. April 2012 ... Broccoli
- Broccoli Fact Sheet, Watch Your Garden Grow program, University of Illinois Extension Service - The site contains a wealth of useful information on all aspects of small-scale broccoli production, varietal selection for the Midwest and product preparation.
- China Agricultural Data, Agricultural Issues Center, University of California, 2001 - Information on production, cost of production and trade.
- Global Ag Trade System, Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), USDA.
- Mann's Broccoli Town, USA - This marketing website has a history of this fresh vegetable producer and packer, complete product information, as well as virtual tours and children's sections that promote nutrition awareness.
- PlantFacts, Ohio State University - This Web site provides a full-text search engine of all extension and academic department information from all land-grant universities in the United States. Additionally, there are significant image and video databases, an FAQ database and a glossary.
- Sample Costs to Produce Fresh Market Broccoli, Central Coast, University of California Cooperative Extension, 2012.
- Vegetable and Melons Outlook, Economic Research Service (ERS), USDA - Provides current intelligence and forecasts the effects of changing conditions in the U.S. vegetables and melons sectors. Topics include production, consumption, shipments, prices received, and more.
- Vegetables and Pulses Yearbook, ERS, USDA.
- Vegetable Reports, National Ag Statistics Service (NASS), USDA - Recent production and marketing statistics.
- Vegetables, NASS, USDA, 2011.
- Vegetables and Melon Budgets, University of Kentucky, 2008 - Windows-based enterprise budgets for vegetables and melons grown in Kentucky.
- Vegetables and Melons Yearbook, ERS, USDA, 1999-2010.
Links checked April 2012.