California’s coastal winegrape-growing regions, a spring freeze can be devastating. Tender shoots and leaves burn back, causing damage that reduces the crop yield when it is harvested many months later.
You Won't Believe How Much Water It Takes To Grow Your Favorite Foods
If we didn't have California, what would we eat? California produces a sizable majority of many American fruits, vegetables, and nuts: 99 percent of artichokes, 99 percent of walnuts, 97 percent of kiwis, 97 percent of plums, 95 percent of celery, 95 percent of garlic, 89 percent of cauliflower, 71 percent of spinach, and 69 percent of carrots (and the list goes on and on).