Florida’s Sweet Corn

  • Florida ranks #1 nationally in the production and value of fresh market sweet corn.
  • Sweet corn has typically ranked as one of Florida’s five most valuable vegetable crops.
  • A total of 544.1 million pounds of fresh sweet corn, valued at $122 million, was produced on 37,200 acres in Florida

  • In 1997, there were 319 sweet corn producing farms in Florida. Of those farms, 61.4 percent produced sweet corn on less than 5 acres.
  • Most sweet corn in Florida is grown on farms that produce other vegetables, row crops, pasture, and forage crops in addition to sweet corn.
  • Approximately 89 percent of Florida’s sweet corn crop is harvested between January and July.

  • Prices paid to producers have risen from 1959-60’s $0.058 per pound to a high of $0.224 per pound paid in 2000-01.
  • Nearly 25 percent of sweet corn producers’ overall total direct expenses are invested in pesticides and pesticide application costs.

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  1. The flaking grits are cooked to a rubbery consistency with syrup, malt, salt and flavouring added. After tempering, the cooked grits are flattened between large steel rolls, followed by toasting in travelling ovens to a golden brown colour.

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