Question by  thangam (95)

What were the crops of the 13 colonies?


Answer by  Travis404607 (3916)

The original colonies were both northern and southern, so climates varies. In the south, the colonies grew cotton and tobacco, along with vegetables for food and animal feed. In the north, colonists grew mainly vegetables for food production. Cotton and tobacco need mainly warm climates to thrive in, so locations for that are limited.


Answer by  nhmarksman (65)

Each having their own agricultural conditions the middle colonies grew wheat, barley, oats, rye, and corn while southern colonies grew tobacco, indigo and rice.


Answer by  NHanselman (144)

Tobacco and cotton were the primary cash crops for many of the thirteen colonies. As well, hemp was grown in large amounts for sail and rope making for sea vessels.


Answer by  nuttree (1596)

Southern colonies grew tobacco, indigo and rice. Further north, colonies grew corn, oats, barley, wheat and rye. New England colonies grew corn, beans, squash and potatoes.


Answer by  Doomstoned (1454)

Typical agricultural crops were grown throughout the original thirteen colonies, but perhaps one of the most important crops grown at the time was hemp, which is oddly now illegal. Both George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were large hemp farmers and believed hemp was essential to the success of the economy.


Answer by  rightlight (1053)

The thirteen original colonies grew a bevy of different crops, depending on the area. Some things grown included maize, wheat, cotton, tobacco, beats, and potatoes. Other crops were probably grown as well, but these were the major ones.


Answer by  jclick (1561)

Crops in the 13 colonies varied from region to region. In the New England Colonies the most common crops were corn and other food crops. In the Middle Colonies wheat was a common crop. In the Southern Colonies cash crops such as indigo and rice prevailed.

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