Re: Asparagus and Peaches in SC
When I was in high school I worked on a project with a meteorologist fromtoggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Rutgers University studying the phases of the moon and whether there was a
correlation between them and frost. This study was done in relation to the peach
farmers in Southern New Jersey. There is a huge area of land there that has
peaches. You might want to check to see if there were shipments originating
there. My conjecture would be that it was mainly shipped to either Philadelphia
or New York City.
Robert "Rocky" Jackson
In a message dated 7/28/2005 6:42:24 AM Central Standard Time,
Mike Turner wrote:
With all the discussion of FL oranges, I have been wondering about theHow long was the asparagus season in Johnston? Two weeks? 2 x 14 = 28.
In 1950, 3,307 tons of fresh peaches not frozen were originated on Class
I RR's in the US. At roughly 25 tons per car, that would be 132
carloads. Those approx. 132 carloads would be originated all over the
nation - not just in South Carolina.
Could have been in Ventilated Boxcars, too in the southeast.