Homegrown Hillsborough: Sweet Corn
April's harvest: Sweet Corn
The average ear of corn has an even number of rows of kernels, typically 16.
When is locally grown sweet corn available at local groceries and farm stands?
Late spring/early summer
Where is sweet corn most commonly grown in Hillsborough County?
How many acres are planted in sweet corn?
How much sweet corn is harvested?
About 5,000 bushels
Sweet corn mostly is grown in South Florida. Hillsborough County's crop is raised primarily for seasonal events, such as Memorial Day or Independence Day get-togethers.