You may be familiar with sweet potatoes among Thanksgiving dinner tables, but these crops thrive in Florida’s hot summers. The colorful potatoes are grown throughout the state and are good sources of vitamins A and C. Unfortunately, the… Read More
Cranberries are well known for being the sweet, delicious accompaniment to a Thanksgiving turkey, but not much else is commonly known about this berry. They have a unique planting process, are versatile in recipes, and provide ample nutritional benefits.
Locally grown foods boost the local economy, introduce the community to agriculture, and protect natural resources. Plus, they are fresher than foods that travel many miles. Even though eating local isn’t always an option, Florida does offer a… Read More
Fall season is pumpkin season! From jack-o’-lanterns to pumpkin pie, these orange fruits offer plenty of ways to celebrate fall and winter holidays.
While citrus may come to mind when people think of crops in Florida, the state was ranked second nationally in annual eggplant production. With eggplant production happening throughout Florida (southeastern Florida being the main production region), it’s important for farmers… Read More
Fall and winter may not seem like ideal seasons to plant, but this dormant time is great for planting nut and fruit trees, such as pecan and persimmon. Planting during these seasons allows the soil to settle and… Read More
Local residents know that millions of visitors flock to Florida to visit its beaches, theme parks and other attractions each year. But many locals don’t know there are fun activities close to home. Agritainment is a variation of… Read More
Learn the proper way to eat a pomegranate and reap the health benefits of this sweet seasonal fruit. More…
October marks the true beginnings of fall-like weather, so it’s time to start planting for the cooler months ahead. Use these gardening suggestions based on the Florida climate zones to see what you can plant this month. Find… Read More
While Florida winters are generally pleasant, with the low ranging from 40°F to 60°F, frosts and freezes can still occur. Many growers must have a protection plan to handle cold weather. Generally, central and south Florida growers need to… Read More