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Raisin’ Cane and Making Syrup — An Ol’ Florida Tradition

Terry Mercer with some of his purple ribbon cane. Sugarcane is a crop that many folks eat at every meal of the day, without ever realizing it. Commercially, it is used to make sugar crystals which are incorporated into many foods we eat. However, in the Southern United States, sugarcane has been used since before …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/11/15/raisin-cane-and-making-syrup-an-ol-florida-tradition/

Sugar Cane: Plant Now for a Sweeter Summer

Row of sugar cane. Image Credit: Les Harrison By Les Harrison, UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director October has ushered in the fall gardening season. Turnips, mustard, radishes, carrots and a variety of other cool season crops have emerged and are growing. Another once common crop ready to be planted in October is sugar cane.  Cane …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/10/21/sugar-cane-plant-now-for-a-sweeter-summer/