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Strawberries in February, Plant City, Fla. The Florida visitor driving from Tampa to Plant City in February has frequent opportunities to buy fresh, ripe strawberries at the roadside. Most of the berries served in mid-winter on the tables of Northern towns and cities are shipped from Plant City or other town nearby in Polk or Hillsboro counties.
Here we see the luscious fruit being picked at a time when our friends in the North are facing the blasts of winter. Strawberries are one of the bonanza crops of Florida. The yield per acre is well over four thousand quarts. The next crop in this strawberry field before us will be one of tomatoes. The young tomato plants, 15,000 of them to the acre, are now growing between the rows of strawberries.
Five acres in Florida is normally regarded as a one-man truck farm. Intelligent cultivation and good management of such a truck farm should produce annual crops of a net money value in excess of $1,000.00 from each acre—this exclusive of any increased values of land realized because of growing groves or other perennial crops. Florida, because of its favorable climate and ample rainfall, lends itself readily to crop experimentation. This great trucking area is essentially a great outdoor greenhouse in which the grower can carry on his program without the need of glass enclosures. Copyright Keystone View Co.
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