Southern vegetable gaps probable due to late start - The Packer

Southern vegetable gaps probable due to late start

05/09/2014 09:18:00 AM
Doug Ohlemeier

Hiers characterized last fall as a good season and one that brought more supers than selects or choice product.

Fresh Link expects to begin shipping cucumbers in mid-May, Sterling said.

“There should be a gap with Plant City,” he said in late April. “It won’t be a smooth transition in late April and early May. They will finish up there and there won’t be anything here. I don’t think there are a lot of cucumbers planted in Plant City this year.”

Because of spring weather problems, cucumbers should be in lighter supply, Ken Corbett Farms’ Bolesta said.

“We will have decent volume but due to the early weather conditions, plant populations will be lower than normal,” he said in late April. “The quality as far as the fruit goes looks good.”

Ken Corbett Farms planned to begin harvesting in late April.

Cucumbers typically end production by late June.

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