Expected Crop Yield

Knowing the potential crop yield for your given growing space is important when you’re planning your garden.

Of course, there are numerous factors such as climate, weather problems, soil quality, and pest and disease issues during the growing season which can alter your yields.

In general, here’s an approximate crop yield per 100-foot row from the Louisiana State University Ag Center. This crop yield list is based on a warmer southern climate so most of us in shorter growing zones and cooler climates will not gain as much yield as this chart shows.

Expected Crop Yield/ per 100 foot row

Expected Crop Yields Per 100 Foot Row

If your rows aren’t 100-foot rows, you can just simply do a bit of math for your expected crop yields. For example, if you only have a 10-foot row of crops, your expected per capita yield crop will be approximately one-tenth of the yield below.

  • Lima beans (bush): 1 bushel shelled = 32lbs
  • Snap beans (bush): 1.5 bushel = 30lbs
  • Snap beans pole: 2 bushels = 30lbs
  • Beets: 100lbs
  • Broccoli: 70 heads
  • Cabbage: 85 heads
  • Cantaloupe: 120 melons
  • Carrots: 150lbs
  • Cauliflower: 60 heads
  • Chinese Cabbage: 100 heads
  • Collards: 175lbs
  • Corn: 120 ears
  • Cucumber: 170lbs
  • Eggplant: 150lbs
  • Garlic: 350 heads
  • Kohl Rabi: 75lbs
  • Lettuce: 100 heads
  • Mustard: 100 bunches
  • Okra: 175lbs
  • Onions (dry): 220lbs
  • Peas (southern): 20lbs shelled
  • Peas (English): 40lbs
  • Peas (snow): 65lbs
  • Pepper (bell): 125lbs
  • Pepper (Cubanelle): 200lbs
  • Potato (Irish): 200lbs
  • Potato (sweet): 200lbs
  • Pumpkin: 150lbs
  • Radish: 30lbs
  • Rutabaga: 90lbs
  • Shallot (green): 350 bunches
  • Spinach: 40lbs
  • Squash (summer): 80lbs
  • Squash (winter): 150lbs
  • Strawberries: 170lbs
  • Tomatoes: 250lbs
  • Tomatoes (cherry) 450lbs
  • Turnips: 100 bunches
  • Watermelon: 20 melons at 20lbs each

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2 thoughts on “Expected Crop Yield”

  1. Nice to hear you got so much work done! We are a bit behind on the north east shore of Lake Erie. Hubby built raised beds for me – nine 8′ x 4′ boxes from 2″ x 8″ wide pine, and two 4′ x 10′ for the strawberries. After trying to build and enrich the soil here (and seeing it get flooded out almost every spring) we decided to go with the raised beds. We ordered a dump truck of high end soil and compost mix in the fall – just over half of it filled the beds. Of course I planted the “as soon as the soil can be worked” stuff, only to have it freeze a few times and become uprooted in the heaving frosts – what crazy weather – record highs, followed by record lows. Sigh…

    I have a table with 2 grow lights in hubby’s workroom: Different kinds of peppers, tomatoes, herbs, and a few perennials. So far, so good but the potting mix was contaminated by some kind of mystery seed and I had weeds popping up around established good seedlings – weird.

    How do you get your raspberries to grow where you want? Mine never do well in the row, but volunteers proliferate in all the wrong places. So, I spent a few hours digging up all these tenacious tearing terrors (note to self – cut them back BEFORE digging next time) and they are leafing out in a couple of pails waiting for relocation.

    High hopes for all our gardens!


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