Courtesy of Roxanne C., co-author, SPIN-Farming, Philadelphia, PA
The commonly accepted definition of a high-value crop is one that generates more revenue per acre than a conventional grain crop. SPIN's definition is much more specific: a high-value crop is one that is worth $100 gross per harvest per bed. Characteristics that make a crop high-value are:
- it matures in about 30 days or less
- has high market demand.
Examples of high-value crops include beets, leafy greens, carrots and scallion.
High-value crops are used in SPIN relays.