National Geographic : 1930 Jan
Photograph from Hamilton M. Wright. THE FAMOUS HASTINCS POTATO CROP BELT OF ST. JOHNS COUNTY YIELDS FROM 45 TO 90BARRELS PER ACRE AND ITS EARLY HARVEST REACHES MARKET AT THE MOST FAVORABLE SEASON Florida's white potato crop, compared with that of nine other potato-raising States, is estimated, over aperiod ofeight years, tobewell inad vance of all except Virginia's. In this section of Florida, potatoes planted in January may be harvested inApril and May, allowing theindustrious farmer to grow three crops in one season. Photograph courtesy U.S.Department ofCommerce WHILE THE NORTH CRACKS JANUARY ICICLES OFF GARAGE DOORS, FLORIDA IS PICKING STRAWBERRIES The red fruit reveals to Northern tourists motoring down to Tampa that they are indeed far from home. Aberry patch inHillsborough County.