Agri View: Florida Carrots

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Florida carrotsEverett Griner talks about Florida farmers growing carrots in today’s Agri View.

Florida Carrots

If you wrote down the 10 healthiest vegetables grown in America carrots would certainly be in that group. If you want to know where the most carrots are grown. Well, you can say California. Although Texas and a couple of other states do produce carrots.

National Ag DayNow, Florida farmers are starting to grow carrots. And, not in the perennial winter farm crop country that you think. In fact, the current location is in the area just across the boundary with the state of Georgia. It may prove to be a good move. You see, this land is suitable. In fact, a few years back, a group of Georgia farmers planted carrots in the same type of land. They grew a good carrot crop. But, their marketing effort fell short. It was a quality carrot too. The same color. But a slightly higher sugar content than its California counterpart.

So, time will tell if Florida can challenge California and Texas. We will see.

That’s Agri View for today. I’m Everett Griner…