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Homegrown Hillsborough: Southern Peas

Did you know Hillsborough County is home to dozens of crops? Local farmers grow many of the fruits and vegetables in area grocery stores.

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!

Recipe: Grilled Florida grouper diablo with black-eyed pea cakes

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