Vegetable Plantings

The Domestic Industry

  • The area planted to vegetables increased by 1.4% to 126,412 hectares in 2011-12.
  • Potatoes were by far the largest vegetable planted, accounting for just over a quarter of the total area planted to vegetables.
  • Area planted to carrots and onions increased, while area planted to lettuce and tomatoes decreased.
  • Compositional change, particularly the mix between undercover and field production can impact on the area planted for particular vegetables where undercover production is important.

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