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Mississippi's ripe rewards.

Growing vegetables is big business in Mississippi. There are over 35,000 acres designated for the commercial growth of vegetables in the state, according to Dr. Rick Snyder, extension/research professor with the Mississippi State University Extension Service. Some 15,000 of these acres are used to grow sweet potatoes, and Mississippi ranks third in the United States in the growth of that favorite Southern treat. The state also ranks twelfth in the nation of the production of greenhouse tomatoes, with more than 130 growers.
The top ten vegetables grown in Mississippi, according to Snyder, are:

 1. Sweet potatoes
 2. Watermelons
 3. Southern peas
 4. Sweet corn
 5. Greens (collard, mustard, turnip)
 6. Peanuts
 7. Green beans
 8. Lima or butter beans
 9. Tomatoes (technically considered a fruit)
10. Pumpkins
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Title Annotation:agriculture
Publication:Mississippi Magazine
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1U6MS
Date:Jul 1, 2002
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