The 1928 Texas Almanac and State Industrial Guide Page: 212
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THE TEXAS ALMANAC.
Texas Cabbage and Lettuce Field.
Coast in San Patricio and Aransas
Counties. Small vineyards are found
throughout the sandy sections of the
State, especially in South Central Texas.
Most of the Texas grapes are grown for
table use, but several good grape juice
varieties are said to do well in Texas.
S ,me large vineyards have been planted
in the lower Rio Grande Valley during
the last few years. The Trans-Pecos
country in the vicinity of El Paso and
along the Pecos River is an excellent
grape country and there was once a
movement of grapes from this territory as
well as from South Central Texas for
wine making. The Texas commercial
production amounts to a little more than
1,000 tons annually at present with pros-
pects of considerable increase in the near
Lettuce is grown as a winter and early
spring market vegetable in South Texas
irrigated regions. It is produced in home
gardens and for local markets throughout
1926 . .
Texas Lettuce Crop.
Texas is the leading producer of the
Bermuda onion, a small sweet onion that
goes to market as a table product. Most
of the productionn comes from the Laredo
irrigated district, the "winter garden
section of limmit and adjoining counties
and the Rio iGrande Valley. There is.
however, one notable onion growing sec-
tion in Niorth Texas located around Farn-
ersville in Collin County where farmers
have, through community effort, gone
into the onion growing business to get
away from the one-c rop cotton system so
general in Texas. The South Texas onion
crop goes to market early, the shipping
season beginning about March 15 as a
rule and continuing for fifty or sixty
days. The North Texas cropi is an early
summer movement. There is also ani aIp-
preciable onion prodution for market in
so ora+ East Texas counties and inll some
counties on the Gulf Coast near Houston,
notably WhartI on.
Ternis Hiermuda Onion Crop.
Year Acrange. Prod'n (Bu.). Value.
1926 ................12,510 2.552.000 $3,402.000
192................. 9.580 2.20:1.000 3,084.000
1924 ................10.200 2,0.2.000 3,263.000
192:3 ................12.(;80 1,6( 1,000 3.156.010
1922 ................11.920 2.348.00) 4.256.010
1921 ................ 10,5(0 2,174,1.000 1.804.000
1920 ................12.4.50 3,187,000 4,526.000
'IThe peanut (icrop of Texas comes princi-
pally from the sandy land regions of Co-
manche. 'Brown, Emrath and adjacent coun-
ties, which are situated in Central West
Texas, and from East Texas sandy land
regions. There is a considerable move-
merit of Texas peanuts to market for
human consumpition and there are nine or
ten peanut shelling and roasting plants
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The 1928 Texas Almanac and State Industrial Guide, book, 1928~; Dallas, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth123786/m1/215/: accessed June 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.