Florida growers tally strawberry, tomato losses

01/14/2008 12:00:00 AM
Doug Ohlemeier

She said rain that fell before the freeze helped insulate onions. The low temperatures, Brannen said, didn’t persist long enough at the onions’ early growing stage to cause any significant damage.

Because other Georgia vegetables hadn’t been planted yet, Charles Hall, executive director of the La Grange-based Georgia Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association, said the industry wasn’t harmed.

Georgia plantings normally begin in early to mid February.

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