What state produces the most oranges?


Quick Answer

Florida produces more oranges than any other state in the United States, and it also boasts high rates for the production of other citrus fruits, such as lemons and grapefruit. California holds the second-highest spot for annual orange production.

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Approximately 76,000 Floridians are employed in the citrus industry. Florida produced more than 133 million boxes of oranges in 2012, many of which were sold for juicing purposes. Approximately 90 percent of all American orange juice is extracted from oranges grown in Florida, and the state also exports oranges to countries in North America and Europe. Most of Florida's 74 million citrus trees sit near the southern tip of the state, but there are also a large number of trees in the center of Florida.

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