Homegrown Hillsborough: Southern Peas
When are fresh Southern peas available at Hillsborough County groceries and farm stands?
April through June
What types of Southern peas are grown commercially here?
Black-eyed, zipper, conch
Where are Southern peas most commonly grown in Hillsborough County?
East and South County
How many acres are planted with Southern peas?
About 30 acres
How many pounds of Southern peas are harvested?
60,000 to 90,000 pounds
Local insight: Heavy spring rains have limited this year's yield of Southern peas in Hillsborough County. Get locally-grown peas while they last!