We examined the potential for expansion of production of ethnic crops on the U.S. East Coast by commercial farmers from a market-first and economic perspective based on consumer demand. A survey of consumers from four ethnic groups showed that the ethnic crops in greatest demand are as follows: Chineseâ Baby Pak Choy, Oriental Eggplant, and Smooth Luffa; Asian Indiansâ Bottle Gourd, Indian Eggplant, and Bitter Melon; Mexicansâ Chili Jalapeno and Tomatillo; Hispanicâ Aji Dulce, Batata, and Pepinillo/Bitter gourd. Resultsof the study have important implications to assist local growers in deciding to produce ethnic crops.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Journal of Extension|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2010|
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