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Homegrown Hillsborough: Sweet Corn

Hillsborough County farmers grow more than 60 crops. Each month we will feature a seasonal crop, grown locally.

April's harvest: Sweet Corn

Fun fact:

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?

Plant City

How many acres are planted in sweet corn?

25-plus acres

How much sweet corn is harvested?

About 5,000 bushels

Local insight:

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.

Recipe: Florida Pink Shrimp Boil with Sweet Corn and New Potatoes

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