good year for chokes and sprouts
Artichoke and Brussel Sprout Crop to Bring Coast Growers One Of Best Harvest In Recent Years Artichokes and sprouts arei ripening slower this year than I last hut when the crop reaches its height it will he one of the best in years, according to the Davenport Davenport and coast growers. The price this year Is much higher than last year with the demand for coast products far exceeding the present present supply. "This year's plants are big and healthy and the sprouts and ; 'chokes are the very finest grade," Louis Poletti, manager of the Davenport Producers' association, stated today. "Tonnage to date this year is less than for the corresponding corresponding period last year, although although the price more than makes up for this. It is just one of those late seasons with the next two weeks probably showing a large increase in shipments." There are about 20 employed at the plant this week, engaged in I cleaning sprouts and grading them, after which they are iced and packed into small drums. About an average of 25 carloads is being shipped out of the coast area each week, according to Mr. Poletti. The first of next month should find the two plants working towards towards capacity as the crops seem to all be ripening at the same period. period. The special pack similar in size to a strawberry box that was being being used with extra select sprouts has been temporarily stopped as the regular small drums are in much more demand. Next month will see the special pack being shipped in large quantities to the New York market.