Southeast Asian Agriculture
Southeast Asian farms produce an average of 14,000 tons of traditional Asian vegetables and herbs each year for an average value of $9,000,000 per year in Fresno County.1
Crops include traditional squashes (luffa, winter melon, bittermelon, wax gourd, kabocha, and snake gourd), Asian brassica crops (bok choy, yu choy, gai lan, tatsoi, Chinese cabbage, and mustard greens) and other greens (malabar spinach, water spinach, yam leaves, and okra leaves), long beans, daikon, snap, sugar, and snow pea, lemongrass, sugarcane, taro, and many other specialty Asian vegetables and herbs classified by Fresno County as “oriental vegetables” in crop reports.
In 2007, a UCCE survey found over 1,300 Southeast Asian farmers in Fresno County. For more information, see the demographic and economic data compiled by UCCE Fresno County.
1Data from 2000-2015 Annual Crop and Livestock Reports, Fresno County Agricultural Commissioner's Office.