Ornamental crops are grown for the floral, gardening, and landscape industry. Tulips are an ornamental crop usually grown in nurseries, but the climate and soil of the Netherlands, above, allows the flowers to flourish outdoors.

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crop Encyclopedic Entry

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Encyclopedic entry. A crop is a plant or plant product that can be grown and harvested for profit or subsistence. By use, crops fall into six categories: food crops, feed crops, fiber crops, oil crops, ornamental crops, and industrial crops.