Late May and early June usually marks the start of Georgia’s eggplant production.
Fresh Link plans to begin harvesting eggplant in late May and volume isn’t expected to begin until early June, Sterling said.
“Every year, there’s a little bit of a gap between Florida and Georgia,” he said. “Plant City usually has a lot of eggs and then all of a sudden, it dries up quickly. There will be a week to 10 days when eggplant gets tight.”
Last fall went well and the transition between Plant City and Georgia is usually seamless, Schwalls said.
Eggplant remains on schedule for a May 25 start for Ken Corbett Farms, Bolesta said.
“The season will see a steady supply, a happy medium of no overproduction and no underproduction,” he said in late April. “There won’t be any real factors to heat it down and there isn’t anything to suggest it will be in abundance.”