Six L’s resumes growing specialty peppers
Six L’s Packing Co. Inc., the Immokalee, Fla.-based subsidiary of the Lipman Family Cos., has returned to growing specialty peppers.
Though the grower-shipper had grown some hot peppers in the past, it left the deal last year because it wasn’t was a moneymaking deal, said Gerry Odell, chief operating officer of farming and packing.
Eliminating some of the minor pepper acreage, Six L’s has returned to its normal 100 acres of specialty peppers, which include jalapeños, cubanelles and Hungarian wax pepper.
“We felt the acreage had gone down and some that were growing it had stopped,” Odell said. “It’s a mixer for our salesman. We thought we’d would have another go at it.”
By Eastern Editor Doug Ohlemeier