Monday, April 30, 2012

Stevia Crop Production begins in Southeastern U.S. States

Georgia and North Carolina should be good for stevia production. They are far enough north for long summer days, producing rapid growth and leaf yield. They have a long growing season, while winters are mild enough that plants might live through the winter, even though winter growth will be minimal because of short day lengths that time of year.

Natural Sweetener Producer Sweet Green Fields Expands U.S. Stevia Crop Production to Southeastern States - MarketWatch:
Sweet Green Fields, a leading US-based global producer of high purity stevia extracts, today announced the expansion of its stevia crop production to the Southeast United States, with crop plantings in Georgia and North Carolina.