After a slow start to the spring following early March freezes, May ended up being a record month for Florida sweet corn. Shipments for the month are up more than 27 percent from average May volume during the previous two years.
Florida sweet corn had a record month in May. The fancy grade seed varieties that growers have selected for the ‘Sunshine Sweet’ brand and the quality assurances that handlers have implemented have provided buyers with an easily identifiable source for great-tasting spring corn.
The record weeks have been in spite of colder spring weather in northern states, a factor often cited by retailers as the greatest influencer on sales.
Florida is the largest grower of fresh sweet corn in the U.S., with peak volumes in April and May.
Source: producenews.com, 6.4.2013