Sumter County Growers
Even though transplanted gardeners often complain “you can’t grow anything in Florida,” here in Sumter – we know better! Sumter farmers produce incredible blueberries, peaches, sweet potatoes, citrus, sugar cane, grains, blackberries, peanuts and lots more. Even exotic Mediterranean crops like pomegranates and olives are now making inroads. Try growing those up north!
If you’re a born conservative, there are plenty of crops for Sumter that produce consistently… and if you’re more of an experimenter, there are plenty more exciting avenues you can run down in your quest for farming glory.
Not sure where to start? The University of Florida has some excellent searchable resources here: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/