Florida Ramping Up Sweet Corn Volume

May 2, 2016 03:00 PM

Winter weather issues delayed Florida spring sweet corn harvesting but growers are ramping up production and expect to harvest large volumes in May.

In late April, growers were beginning to ship promotable volume, later than the typical mid-April start of larger shipments.

Late January torrential rains flooded south Florida fields, harming winter production and causing quality issues through mid-April.

“Things are going well and we’re on the cusp of peak production,” Brett Bergmann, president and co-owner of South Bay-based Branch: A Family of Farms, said in late April. “We’re still working through the rains but have good-looking corn. We are ready to line up promotions with retailers and are getting a lot of retail interest.”

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