Specialty Crop Farming in Florida
What We Grow
A local Saint Augustine favorite, Datil peppers are hotter than jalapeños and prized by chefs and home hot sauce makers alike. Although they are a true Florida local, we ship them all over the country. Buds start appearing in March, and the first crop of peppers are ready to pick by mid June and new crops are ready about every 6 weeks until the first frost.
Everybody’s early summer favorite, our blueberry varieties produce large juicy fruits perfect for a smoothy, pie or just eating strain from the carton. Available in season only from April to Mid-May
Naturally an understory plant that thrives in hot and humid jungle-like conditions with dappled sunlight. Ginger can be grown directly in the ground or in pots and is a great choice for Florida.
Curcuma longa of the ginger family, Zingiberaceae, the roots of which are used in cooking. Native to the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia, it requires temperatures between 20 and 30 °C (68 and 86 °F) and a considerable amount of annual rainfall to thrive.
A common backyard plant in Florida . The first recorded introduction of pineapple into Florida was in 1860. Pineapple is one of the most important tropical fruits after mango, banana, and citrus.
Bananas have been grown in scattered locations throughout Florida since their introduction during the 16th century. Limited commercial production has occurred since the late 1800s. Florida is considered a climatically marginal area for commercial banana production due to our subtropical climate and occasional freezes. However, small scale commercial production does occur in southern Florida and producers supply local and regional markets.
Farming HEMP requires interdisciplinary skills to optimize facility evaluation, genetics, growing practices, harvest and processing. Learn more here.
East Palatka, FL
Crescent City, FL
Green Cove Springs, FL