Palmetto Pick of The Month
Palmetto Pick of the Month highlights a crop in season each month. This resource can be used when creating classroom taste tests or as a guide for food service buyers.
Greens are composed of 3,700 species including kale, cabbage, turnips, and the SC state vegetable, collards!
Sweet potatoes grow in all types of soil and can be found throughout the state of South Carolina.
Lettuce is a leafy green vegetable and is one of the easiest to grow in spring and fall.
There are over 600 varieties of strawberry plants, like the June-bearer which is the most popular.
Blueberries are a sweet blue-black edible fruit that offer many nutritional benefits.
Watermelons are 92% water! Their seeds prefer warm soil so they are perfect to grow in South Carolina.
Tomatoes are fruits, related to the berry family. It is one of America’s favorite types of produce and grows well in SC.
Peaches are a stone fruit, known for their fuzzy skin. In fact, South Carolina is the second largest peach producing state.
Peppers are a tender, warm season plant that come in a wide range of varieties, sizes and colors.
Squash grows well in warmer weather, making it an ideal crop during the summer in South Carolina.
Broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable, cousin to the cauliflower and the cabbage!
Cabbage is another cruciferous vegetable, like broccoli, with many layers.