*Adapted from Knott's Vegetable Grower Handbook, The New England Vegetable Growers Yield Guide Table, United Fresh Fruit Market Containers and Weights, The Boston Fresh Vegetable Wholesale Market and Arrivals Report, and the USDA-National Agricultural Statisitics Service New England Vegetable and Strawberry Report (2014-2018). *

**Abbreviations for Vegetable Yield Table**

- bun. = bunch
- ct. = count
- qt. = quart
- bu. = bushel
- doz. = dozen
- lb. = pound
- pt. = pint
- wt. = weight

YIELD PER ACRE* | |||||
---|---|---|---|---|---|

Vegetable |
CONTAINER OR UNIT |
LOW |
GOOD |
EXCELLENT |
NEW ENGLAND 5-YEAR AVERAGE |

Asparagus |
20 lb box |
1,600 lb |
2,000 lb |
4,000 lb |
1,320 lb |

Basil |
24 ct; 12 lb |
3,000 lb |
4,000 lb |
6,000 lb |
- |

Beans, snap |
1 1/9 bu box; 20 lb |
4,000 lb |
8,000 lb |
10,000 lb |
2,960 lb |

Beets, red bunched |
24 ct; 40 lb box |
20,000 lb |
24,000 lb |
30,000 lb |
7,140 lb |

Broccoli |
14 ct bun; 20 lb box |
5,000 lb |
8,000 lb |
10,000 lb |
- |

Cabbage |
1 2/3 bu box; 50 lb |
20,000 lb |
30,000 lb |
40,000 lb |
13,900 lb |

Canteloupe / Muskmelon |
12-16 ct 1 1/9 bu box; 40 lb |
8,000 lb |
16,000 lb |
20,000 lb |
7,900 lb |

Carrots |
50 lb bag |
20,000 lb |
26,000 lb |
30,000 lb |
11,120 lb |

Cauliflower |
12 ct 1 1/9 box; 25 lb |
8,000 lb |
14,000 lb |
20,000 lb |
4,220 lb |

Corn, sweet |
5 doz bags; 50 lb |
750 doz |
1,000 doz |
1,500 doz |
744 doz |

Cucumber |
1 1/9 bu box; 40 lb |
12,000 lb |
20,000 lb |
26,000 lb |
9,660 lb |

Eggplant |
1 1/9 bu box; 25 lb |
16,000 lb |
20,000 lb |
24,000 lb |
8,310 lb |

Endive/Escarole |
24 ct 1 1/9 bu box; 20 lb |
21,000 lb |
23,000 lb |
26,000 lb |
- |

Garlic |
1/2 bu box; 10 lb |
2,000 lb |
4,000 lb |
6,000 lb |
2,120 lb |

Kale/Collards |
24 ct bun 1 3/4 bu box; 20 lb |
10,000 lb |
12,000 lb |
18,000 lb |
11,150 lb |

Kohlrabi |
25 lb bags |
14,000 lb |
20,000 lb |
30,000 lb |
- |

Leeks |
12 ct bun 3/4 bu box; 15 lb |
28,000 lb |
32,000 lb |
36,000 lb |
- |

Lettuce, leaf |
24 ct 1 1/2 bu box; 25 lb |
26,000 lb |
29,000 lb |
33,000 lb |
7,160 lb |

Lettuce, head and romaine |
24 ct 1 3/4 bu box; 35 lb |
36,000 lb |
40,000 lb |
46,000 lb |
8,520 lb |

Onions, dry bulb |
50 lb bags |
30,000 lb |
40,000 lb |
50,000 lb |
11,220 lb |

Onions, green bunch |
24 ct bun 1/2 bu box; 10 lb |
16,000 lb |
18,000 lb |
20,000 lb |
5,740 lb |

Parsley |
30 ct bun 1/2 bu box; 12 lb |
12,000 lb |
16,000 lb |
20,000 lb |
- |

Parsnip |
25 lb bag |
16,000 lb |
20,000 lb |
26,000 lb |
- |

Pea, snap |
varies |
3,000 lb |
6,000 lb |
8,000 lb |
2,140 lb |

Pea, pod |
varies |
6,000 lb |
9,000 lb |
14,000 lb |
- |

Pepper, bell |
1 1/9 bu box; 25 lb |
23,000 lb |
30,000 lb |
37,000 lb |
10,000 lb |

Potato, Irish |
50 lb bag |
15,000 lb |
25,000 lb |
35,000 lb |
29,300 lb |

Potato, fingerling |
5 lb bag |
10,000 lb |
15,000 lb |
20,000 lb |
- |

Pumpkin |
20 bu bin; 1,000 lb |
30,000 lb |
36,000 lb |
40,000 lb |
10,260 lb |

Radish |
24 ct bun 1/2 bu box; 10 lb |
4,000 lb |
6,000 lb |
10,000 lb |
- |

Rhubarb |
3/4 bu box; 20 lb |
10,000 lb |
14,000 lb |
18,000 lb |
- |

Rutabaga |
25 lb bag |
30,000 lb |
36,000 lb |
40,000 lb |
17,400 lb |

Spinach |
loose 1 1/9 bu box; 10 lb |
8,000 lb |
12,000 lb |
14,000 lb |
4,180 lb |

Squash, summer |
1/2 bu box; 20 lb |
20,000 lb |
30,000 lb |
40,000 lb |
8,840 lb |

Squash, winter |
1 1/9 bu box; 40 lb |
24,000 lb |
30,000 lb |
40,000 lb |
9,620 lb |

Sweet Potato |
per lb - retail |
12,000 lb |
15,000 lb |
25,000 lb |
- |

Strawberry |
8 qt flat; 12 lb |
6,000 lb |
10,000 lb |
16,000 lb |
3,747 LB |

Tomato, field |
1 1/9 bu box; 20 lb |
20,000 lb |
30,000 lb |
40,000 lb |
10,600 lb |

Tomato, greenhouse |
10 lb box |
3 lb/ft |
4 lb/ft |
6 lb/ft |
- |

Turnip |
25 lb bag |
20,000 lb |
24,000 lb |
30,000 lb |
- |

Watermelon |
1 3/4 bu box; 40 lb |
12,000 lb |
20,000 lb |
24,000 lb |
10,800 lb |

**NOTE:** To convert yield per acre to yield per 100 feet of row: multiply yield per acre by the number of feet between rows and divide by 4356.

* Yields vary depending on soil quality, weather conditions, farm management, location, etc. Low, Good and Excellent yields are based on national data, while 5-year averages (2017-2021) are from the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service New England Vegetable Report and the USDA NASS New England Berries, Tree Fruit & Grapes Report.