After unfavorable weather conditions last fall, sweet potato yields dropped from 224 cwt. per acre in 2017 to 190 cwt. per acre in 2018. This season producers are looking forward to the new crop to bring better yields.
Turlock, Calif.-based Turlock Fruit Co. Inc. is for the first time promoting its Orangedew honeydew to customers and new potential customers, and plans to extend acreage as well, said Steve Smith, co-owner.