Massachusetts, centrally located among the New England states, has traditionally been recognized for its leadership in the horticulture of this country. Although the state has become heavily industrialized it still has the most widely diversified horticulture of any of the six state group, and productive areas are developing further from centers of population. The principal horticultural industries (63% of cash farm receipts) in Massachusetts and their major locations are: 1. Floricultural and nursery products located principally in Middlesex, Essex, Norfolk, Worcester and Plymouth counties. 2. Vegetable crops located in the Connecticut Valley, northeastern Mass. and north central Bristol County. 3. Tree fruits: apple, peach, pear, located primarily in Worcester and Middlesex counties and parts of western Mass. 4. Cranberries located in Plymouth and Barnstable counties.
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