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May 17, 2018

What’s in Season: Look for These Florida Grown Crops Near You

See the Florida crops in season now

Florida’s tropical climate and abundant sunshine make for a long growing season. While growers in other regions are planning and planting, growers from The Sunshine State are harvesting Florida crops in season. Explore which Florida-grown crops you can find right now in the produce section of your grocery store, below.

What Type of Florida Crops Are in Season

Agriculture is a major industry in Florida, and there are many different types of crops that grow well in The Sunshine State. According to the Florida growing season chart offered by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), you can find these Florida crops in season now:

Blueberries. Commercial blueberry production starts in April in Florida, and the opening of you-pick operations is not far behind. With a pretty tame spring, there should be an abundance of Florida blueberries this season.

Peaches. Florida peaches are another crop that is available starting in April and continuing through May.

Watermelon. Florida is a leading producer of watermelon, and this summertime favorite is on the Florida crop harvest calendar from April through July.

Cantaloupe. In the same melon family as watermelon, cantaloupe from Florida farms is available from April through June.

Oranges and Grapefruit. Staples of Florida’s citrus industry, both orange and grapefruit seasons are winding down in May.

Sweet Corn. Florida is the nation’s leader in “winter” sweet corn. May and June are the last months that Florida sweet corn will be available until the next harvest starts up during the cooler month of October.

Tomatoes. Tomatoes are another staple crop outside of the humid summer months. May and June mark the final months of the Florida tomato season until it resumes in October.

Squash. Like its gourd family cousins, watermelon and cantaloupe, the Florida squash season is nearing its end as the weather heats up. May is the last month for Florida squash until cooler weather in October.

Cucumber. Another gourd family member, cucumber season is ending in May and picks back up in October.

Other Florida Crops in Season

Other produce in season in Florida includes bell peppers, cabbage, carrots, celery, eggplants, guavas, mangoes, mushrooms, papayas, peanuts, potatoes, radishes, and snap beans.

Florida crops in season are near and dear to our hearts at AgAmerica Lending. We’re headquartered in Lakeland, Florida, so Florida produce is on our tables daily. We’re committed to helping agriculture operators in Florida and all over the country to grow and prosper with our custom loan products. Contact us today to discuss how we can help your agribusiness.

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