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7 Most profitable farming in Florida(USA) 2022, yield, investment, and profit per acre

Although there are many seasonal crops, vegetables, and non-food crops in agriculture, most of them mainly purpose to fulfill the primary need for food. Because of living priorities, it is not possible to earn high profits from such crops. 

Is that mean the crops are not profitable? There are specific crops that are highly profitable. According to geography, there are different crops for different regions. 

Let's talk about some of the highly profitable farming crops in Florida(USA).

Most profitable farming yield in Florida(USA) 2022

Let's understand the crops that don't ask for high investment as well as that ask for high investment. 
We selected some of the highly profitable crops but if and only if farmers grow them with proper training, care, and management.

Wasabi farming in Florida

Wasabi farming is one of the most profitable crops in the world. Wasabi is an underground growing stem that grows horizontally. It tastes spicy flavor and uses in 

Wasabi takes 18 months to 30 months to become mature for harvesting. It takes long patience and proper care to grow wasabi otherwise it may fail easily. The average weight of wasabi is 90 to 120 grams. 

Wasabi farming profit in florida

Although it can fail sometimes without proper knowledge and practice, in case of success, you get a huge profit. High-quality Wasabi yield can make a huge amount of profit. 

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Wasabi yield per acre

  • Plant to plant distance- 30 cm
  • The line to line distance- 30 cm 
  • Wasabi plants in one acre- 4200 plants
  • Wasabi yield weight per acre- 420 kg/acre

Wasabi investment per acre- US$ 20,000

Wasabi profit per acre

  • Price of 1kg wasabi- US$260
  • The total price of wasabi yield- US$109200 
  • The profit margin on wasabi yield- US$89,200

Saffron farming in Florida

Saffron collects from saffron flowers. It grows in cold and ideal conditions. Saffron flowers take 45 to 60 days to become mature. Then after you can separate saffron stigmas from the flowers. It is debatable to practice saffron farming in Autumn (September to October) as we use different approach with lawn care in September.

Saffron farming profit in florida usa

Saffron farming requires huge manpower. So a big portion of saffron farming investment uses in labor costs. 

One saffron flower only produces two or three stigmas of saffron. 150 to 160 flowers produce 1 gram of saffron. To grow 1 kg of saffron threads, we need 1,50,000 to 1,70,000 saffron flowers.

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Saffron yield per acre

  • Plant to plant distance- 18 cm
  • The line to line distance- 20 cm
  • Saffron plants per acre- 3,00,000 plants
  • Dried saffron weight- 2.3 kg

Investment per acre- US$2,000

Price of 1 kg dried saffron- US$4,000

Profit margin in saffron farming- US$7,200  

Bamboo farming in Florida

There are more than 800 varieties of bamboo in the world. Bamboo takes 3 to 4 years for first harvesting. Once you plant bamboo, it last up to 50 years. Then after, you can harvest bamboo yield per year from 4th year. 

Bamboo farming profit in florida usa

Bamboo farming investment is almost negligible every year. You just need patience and working labor. 

  • Yield per acre- 900
  • Investment per acre- US$350/year
  • Price of one bamboo- US$30
  • Profit per acre- US$27,000

Lavender farming in Florida

Lavender is a flowering plant. The lavender takes 2 years time for the first harvesting. The best time to harvest lavender is August and September months. 

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After transplantation of lavender, you don't need to sow seeds for next 12 to 15 years. Lavender flowers oil is high in demand and high in price too. 

lavender farming profit in florida usa

In Florida, Lavender can be profitable. 1 kg of lavender flowers cost US$60. 

  • Lavender yield per acre- 8 quintals
  • Investment per acre(Including labor cost)- US$ 8,000
  • Lavender yield price- US$48,000
  • Profit margin per acre- US$40,000

Mushrooms farming in Florida

Mushroom farming is highly profitable anywhere in the world. The beauty of mushroom farming is that it doesn't ask for a big space. Just from a 10x20 square meter room, you can grow tens of kilograms of mushrooms. 

It is better to get training for mushroom farming first and then start. Otherwise, there are chances that the mushroom farming business bring you a loss. 

mushroom farming profit in florida usa

Initially, you need to invest a big amount for the setup of mushrooms but works for the next 5 to 7 years. 

  • Yield per 1000 square meters- 10 tons 
  • Investment per acre- US$30,000 
  • Profit per acre- US$35,000 

The initial investment is high in the mushroom farming business however, the one cycle cost is only US$15,000. 

It means in each cycle the profit margin is left at US$20,000. 

In a year, you can run 3 cycles of mushroom farming. Hence, you will have US$60,000 per year from a 1,000 square feet area. 

Microgreens farming in Florida

At present, microgreens are one of the healthiest diets for the human body. The demand for microgreens is increasing day by day. The market price of 1kg microgreens is US$30. 

Microgreens farming in florida usa

The best well-known method to grow microgreens is hydroponic farming but still, people prefer to grow them manually.

  • Investment to grow 1 kg microgreens- US$10
  • The market price of 1kg microgreens- US$30
  • Profit margin per kg- US$20

Bonsai tree farming in Florida

Bonsai is a Japanese method of growing trees and plants in a mini form of tree and plant.  Brazilian Rosewood, Bristlecone Pine, Flame Tree, Japanese Black Pine, Japanese Red Pine, etc. are some popular bonsai trees. 

Bonsai art is to make a big tree plant into a mini tree that can grow in small containers. This method uses the pruning technique to make trees plants believe in short growing. 

Bonsai farming profit in Florida usa

Bonsai farming is profitable in Japan as well as in North America. 

A bonsai tree takes 8 to 15 years to become a mature tree. Bonsai trees can live up to 70 to 100 years. We can sell the bonsai tree after 5 years of growth. Older plants' market price is higher than younger bonsai trees. 

  • Investment of one bonsai tree-  US$30
  • Price of one bonsai tree- US$60 to US$500
  • The profit margin on one bonsai tree- US$30 to US$470

Goji berries in Florida

Goji berries look like red cherries but are a bit of egg shape. Goji berries are good for health as it helps to control blood pressure, sugar, immunity booster, etc. 

The market price of 1kg of goji berries is $40. From a single plant, we can get 2.2kg of fresh goji berries. It is another thing that before selling, these berries make dry for more price.

Goji farming profit in Florida usa

Goji berry plant can be 1 to 2.5 meters in height or you can make it a bush or cut the upper growing portion to expand.

Yield per acre

  • Number of plants- 10,000 to 11,000 plants
  • Total yield per acre- 20 to 22 tons/year

After drying

  • Yield per acre- 10 to 12 tons/year

Profit per acre

  • The market price of 1 kg of dry goji berries- US$30
  • The total price of the yield- US$3,00,000 to US$3,50,000 
  • Total profit margin per acre- US$1,75,000 

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