Horticulture stats


Canadian horticulture is a vibrant and diverse industry. With over 120 varieties of fruit and vegetables—from apples to zucchini—grown in every region of Canada from Newfoundland to British Columbia, horticulture is the most varied sector of Canadian agriculture.

Quick facts*


  • Over 27,500 horticulture farms in Canada cover close to 1,000,000 total acres of land.
  • These farms produce over $6 billion in annual direct farm cash receipts


  • Number of field vegetable farms in Canada: 9,057
  • Number of greenhouse vegetable farms in Canada: 658
  • Number one commodity of greenhouse vegetable by harvested area: Tomatoes 
  • Number one field vegetable by planted area: Sweet Corn
  • Number one field vegetable by farm gate value: Carrots
  • Farm gate value of field vegetables in Canada: $1,037,592,000
  • Farm gate value of greenhouse vegetables in Canada: $1,287,236,000
  • Greenhouse vegetable production in Canada by metric tonnes: 590,879
  • Canadian vegetable exports: $1,586,719,000 


  • Number of fruit farms in Canada: 7,845
  • Total fruit farm gate value: $1,033,786,000
  • Top commodity based on farm gate value: blueberries ($261,532,000)
  • Canadian fruit marketed volume (metric tonnes): $955,616,000
  • Fresh fruit exports in: $1,283,876,000

Data from the Statistical Overview of the Canadian Fruit Industry – 2016 and the Statistical Overview of the Canadian Vegetable Industry - 2015.

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