Homegrown Hillsborough: Cucumbers
October's harvest: Cucumbers
When are fresh Hillsborough County cucumbers available at local groceries and farm stands?
October through December, and April through June
What types of cucumbers are grown commercially here?
Where are cucumbers most commonly grown in Hillsborough County?
Plant City/Dover, South Hillsborough
How many acres are planted in cucumbers?
How many bushels are harvested?
253,660 bushels, or 12.176 million pounds
Local insight: Hillsborough County is the ninth largest producer of fresh market cucumbers in the United States and fourth largest producer in Florida.
Fun fact: The inside of a cucumber can be up to 20 degrees cooler than the outside air temperature. Thus the phrase, “Cool as a cucumber”.