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    Grapefruits got their name because they grow in grape-like clusters
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    To keep radishes fresh, cut off the leaves and root, wrap it with a damp towel and place it in a resealable plastic bag
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    There are more than 4,000 registered beekeepers in Florida
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    Cabbage can keep several weeks when refrigerated
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    You can get more juice out of any citrus fruit by microwaving it for 20 seconds
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    Don't wash your strawberries until you're ready to eat them
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    Florida is the top squash-producing state in the country
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    The blue crab's scientific name - Callinectes sapidus - means "beautiful savory swimmer"
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    Each snap bean pod contains between 4 and 6 snap beans
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    If all the boxes of Florida tomatoes shipped in a crop year were laid end to end, they'd stretch from Pensacola to Beijing, round trip
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    Strawberries contain more vitamin C than oranges
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    Florida ranks as the third highest honey producer in the United States
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    As a general rule, fish should be baked or broiled for 10 minutes per inch of thickness at 400-450 degrees Fahrenheit, turning the fish halfway through the cooking time
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    Tomatoes should be stored at room temperature
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    Unlike any other nut, peanuts grow underground
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    The flavor of carrots, squash and tomatoes can be enhanced by a dash of sugar
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    February is National Grapefruit Month
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    the best test for a great tomato is the aroma. If you smell a strong, sweet-acidic fragrance at the stem end, it's ready to eat
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    Despite popular belief, the number of lobes on a bell pepper does not indicate gender or sweetness
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    Sprinkling salt on your cutting board before chopping herbs will help keep them from sticking to your knife
Wilton Simpson, Commissioner

Meet Commissioner Wilton Simpson

Wilton Simpson, Florida’s 13th Commissioner of Agriculture, is a fifth- generation Floridian. A lifelong Florida farmer and entrepreneur, Commissioner Simpson has deep personal and professional roots grounded in Florida agriculture.

From 2012 to 2022, Commissioner Simpson served as a member of the Florida Senate and was elected Senate President for the 2020-2022 term.


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