Fruit and Nut Farming
Companies in this industry grow fruits and tree nuts for commercial production. Worldwide, about 900 million tons of fruit and nut crops are produced each year, with apples, bananas, pears, watermelon, almonds, Brazil nuts, and cashews among the most popular. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), China and India are the world's leading growers, but the US fruit and tree nut farming industry includes about 105,000 farms with combined annual revenue of about $28 billion. Major companies in the fruit and nut farming industry include Chiquita Brands, Dole Food Company, Fresh Del Monte Produce, Ocean Spray, and Tropicana.
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