Fun Facts

Carrot Popularity

Aug 16, 2018

Carrots experienced a resurgence in popularity in the U.S. when “baby carrots” were introduced in 1986. Since then, baby carrots have become the fastest-growing segment of the carrot industry and are among the most popular produce items sold in supermarkets.

Brussels sprout name

Aug 9, 2018

Brussels sprouts were likely named after the capital of Belgium, where they are believed to have originated.

Bell pepper colors

Aug 2, 2018

Red and green bell peppers are the same; the pepper’s color just depends on the stage of ripeness. Red bell peppers are simply ripened green peppers.

Why onions make you cry

Jul 26, 2018

What is it about onions that brings tears to your eyes? It’s their sulfuric compounds.

Avocado Trees

Jul 19, 2018

One avocado tree can produce up to 400 avocados per year.

Exporting Wheat

Jul 12, 2018

Fifty percent of wheat grown in the United States is exported.

Exporting Wheat

Jul 12, 2018

Fifty percent of wheat grown in the United States is exported.

Asparagus Colors

Jul 5, 2018

Green asparagus is more popular in the United States, while white asparagus is more common in Europe.

Apricot Season

Jun 28, 2018

Apricot growing season is late May through June.

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