Source: The Packer
 
Preliminary estimates from Florida show 10 consecutive nights of freezes destroyed nearly a third of the state's winter fruit and vegetable production and caused hundreds of millions of dollars in losses.


Harvesting remained stopped in many areas as growers wait for warmer weather to see what they can salvage.


The severe cold struck all central and south Florida's growing regions, from Plant City's strawberries to vegetables in Immokalee and Naples in southwest Florida to Belle Glade in West Palm Beach County, to Homestead and areas along the East Coast.


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