New Jersey Ag [INFOGRAPHIC]Apples – More than 30 types of apples are produced in New Jersey, including the Winesap variety that originated there in the late 1700s. Fresh market apples earned New Jersey a production value of $28.65 million in 2015.

Bell Peppers – New Jersey ranks No. 3 in the nation for bell pepper production. Bell pepper growers earned the Garden State a production value of $34.3 million in 2015.

Blueberries – Blueberries were first cultivated in Whitesbog, N.J., according to the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council. This crop earned the state a $79.5 million production value in 2014.

Corn – New Jersey farmers harvested more than 10.58 million bushels of corn in 2015. Corn earned a production value over $39 million.

Cranberries – In 2014, Garden State cranberry farmers earned a production value of $21.9 million. Agricultural cooperative Ocean Spray purchases 95 percent of the state’s cranberries.

Fruits and Vegetables – New Jersey farms are rich with produce and grow over 100 different varieties of fruits and vegetables. This sector earned New Jersey $462.9 million in cash receipts in 2013.

Greenhouse and Nursery – The Garden State’s greenhouse and nursery sector, including flowers, trees, shrubs and sod, earned New Jersey $444.8 million in cash receipts in 2013.

Peaches – New Jersey is fourth in the nation for peaches. Peach production, which dates back to the early 1600s in New Jersey, earned the state $27.3 million in 2014.

Soybeans – In 2015, New Jersey soybean farmers earned a production value of $27.85 million.

Tomatoes – New Jersey ranks No. 7 in the U.S. for tomato production, which earned $52.2 million in 2015. The famous Rutgers tomato was named after where it was developed: Rutgers University in New Jersey.

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