Fun Facts

Sweeter bell pepper

February 7, 2019

A bell pepper’s flavor becomes sweeter and milder the longer the pepper ripens.

U.S. melon consumption

January 31, 2019

The average American consumes approximately 27 pounds of melons each year, according to the Ag Marketing Resource Center, with the U.S. one of the world’s leading melon consumers.

Strawberry family

January 23, 2019

Strawberries, along with other popular berries like blackberries, boysenberries, and raspberries, are members of the rose (Rosaceae) family.

Cabbage and coleslaw

January 10, 2019

The majority of cabbage used in the United States is used for processing coleslaw.

Peaches and nectarines

December 14, 2018

While peaches and nectarines are very similar and of the same species, a gene variant between the two means that peaches are covered in fuzz, while nectarines are not.

Orange segments

December 14, 2018

The average orange consists of 10 segments.

White asparagus

December 14, 2018

White asparagus and green asparagus come from the same plant species. The only difference is in how they are grown. White asparagus is grown underground and deprived of light, while green asparagus is grown above the ground. Both can be used interchangeably in cooking.

Christopher Columbus and melons

December 13, 2018

It’s said that Christopher Columbus introduced melons to the New World, transporting their seeds across the ocean.