Yields of different oil crops.

Vegetable oil yields

Ascending order
Alphabetical order
Crop
litres oil/ha
US gal/acre
Crop
litres oil/ha
US gal/acre
corn (maize)
172
18
avocado
2638
282
cashew nut
176
19
brazil nut
2392
255
oats
217
23
calendula
305
33
lupine
232
25
camelina
583
62
kenaf
273
29
cashew nut
176
19
calendula
305
33
castor bean
1413
151
cotton
325
35
cocoa (cacao)
1026
110
hemp
363
39
coconut
2689
287
soybean
446
48
coffee
459
49
coffee
459
49
coriander
536
57
linseed (flax)
478
51
corn (maize)
172
18
hazelnut
482
51
cotton
325
35
euphorbia
524
56
euphorbia
524
56
pumpkin seed
534
57
hazelnut
482
51
coriander
536
57
hemp
363
39
mustard seed
572
61
jatropha
1892
202
camelina
583
62
jojoba
1818
194
sesame
696
74
kenaf
273
29
safflower
779
83
linseed (flax)
478
51
rice
828
88
lupine
232
25
tung oil
940
100
macadamia nut
2246
240
sunflower
952
102
mustard seed
572
61
cocoa (cacao)
1026
110
oats
217
23
peanut
1059
113
oil palm
5950
635
opium poppy
1163
124
olive
1212
129
rapeseed
1190
127
opium poppy
1163
124
olive
1212
129
peanut
1059
113
castor bean
1413
151
pecan nut
1791
191
pecan nut
1791
191
pumpkin seed
534
57
jojoba
1818
194
rapeseed
1190
127
jatropha
1892
202
rice
828
88
macadamia nut
2246
240
safflower
779
83
brazil nut
2392
255
sesame
696
74
avocado
2638
282
soybean
446
48
coconut
2689
287
sunflower
952
102
oil palm
5950
635
tung oil
940
100


Note: These are conservative estimates -- crop yields vary widely. This data is compiled from a variety of sources. Where sources vary averages are given. The yield figures are most useful as comparative estimates: a high-yielding crop may not be "better" (more suitable) than a lower-yielding crop, it depends on the particular situation. -- Keith Addison, Handmade Projects, 2001.