NC State Extension

N.C. Tomato Statistics

Harvested tomatoes
  • $52 million: Annual sales in N.C. (2016 NCDA)
  • 961 thousand: Pounds produced annually (2016 NCDA)
  • 3,300: N.C. acres harvested (2016 NCDA)
  • 10th: North Carolina’s rank in national tomato production (2015 NCDA)
  • 0.3%: Percent of U.S. tomatoes produced in N.C. (2016 NCDA)
  • Usual North Carolina planting dates begin April 15; most active between March 30 – May 5; end planting May 10.
  • Usual North Carolina harvest dates begin July 1; most active July 15 – August 20; end harvesting September 10.