Specialty Vegetables

Monday, February 8, 2021
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM


2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

Mid-Atlantic (NE) Demand for Ethnic Produce

The rapid expansion of ethnic populations presents significant opportunities for fruit and vegetable producers along the East Coast to take advantage of their close proximity to densely populated areas.  Survey results revealed relevant characteristics, shopping patterns, and preferences and opinions of respondents and created consumer profiles to target specific ethnic markets. 

Dr. Ramu Govindasamy, Rutgers Cooperative Extension

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM

Baby Hemp as a New Salad Green

Baby leaf hemp (using field cultivars) is a new potential leafy green with a unique flavor. Based on trials at Cornell University learn the basics of production: seeding density, fertilization, and cultivars. Finally, learn how consumers evaluated baby leaf hemp compared to other salad greens.

Dr. Neil Mattson, Cornell University

3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Asian Vegetable Variety Selection and Production

Asian vegetables are a wide selection of vegetables which can have strong market potential.  Many of these types of vegetables are easily grown and can replace standard vegetables in most markets.

Dr. Lewis Jett, West Virginia University