What Grows In NC?
In North Carolina the greenhouse- nursery industry is the largest crop producer in North Carolina, followed by tobacco, soybeans, corn, cotton, sweet potatoes, wheat, peanuts, blueberries, potatoes, tomatoes, cucumbers, and a wide variety of other crops. Poultry and Hogs are North Carolinas largest livestock industries. In North Carolina there are more hogs than there are people.
North Carolina has many different growing seasons. No matter what time of the year, you can always find something grown locally and grown fresh. For instance, apples grow best from August to February. While Watermelons are best suited for June to August.
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