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Daytona Beaoh.- Florida
Dorothy R. Sooville
500 (/ ords
March Z, 19
Agricultural activity 12 months of the year
provides Daytona Beach with a variety of garden products
for shipment as well as local consumption. Climate and
location also result in several unusual crops, among them
boeing papayas and broom grass,
The local papaya croj isepicked during Nov.
to June from the most northern grove in the United'States.
A natural hollow on the peninsula where the climate is
tempered by sea and river, protects the fruit from winds
ind low temperature.
Broom grass, grown in a 330-aore tract along
the Tomoka Biveredgem aarehland aIs out from Mroh. to Nov.
and shipped in carload lots to broom factories all over
the United tates8 It ie used as-a broom filler and sells
at about ~40.00 per ton. -So far as is known, by I. w.
Sterling, owner of the area, the grass is peculiar only
to the Matanzas Hew Smyrna vicinity, .and oay have been in-
troduced to thisocountry by the early Spanish colonists.
Aside from an annual burning-over, the grass requires no
'Although not ,a
flourishing in the
cultivated crop, cabbage
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Daytona Beaioh, furnishh seasonal ocoupation far a number of
% Poricors who out buds used 'in Easter ohuroh servioes through
out the Itor th Ai-%proxiirateoly- 50 000 buds are out from Jan.
lot to a fev -seeks preceeding Palm Sunday. Looal b ainfes
was atartod about 25'years ago by 41.C. -one, looal resident,
-ho4e. sons are now in ohirge. A\n average of on06, sometimes
two buds .aro obtained from' a tree, uhvich is not d amaged by
Loarltats lInd tho aitrus picking season from
iov i-to karch- aii Interel'ting pcesstit ooJal paopiking-'hOuees.
/ The 150-aore flo. 9 CIrovcs* ii milee nortW of
DaytIo)na Bseah, on the.pofiflsula, -is open to viitor8 at o
Approach ofwrrmer weather brin3-a anothor pro
duotivo indnwtry to-the fore at t1 &A eomos Lawn Co. turpentine
camp on DeLrii do ad-, where the prooess of diGtilling_ tar-
pontine ia in progress. The peatc of the season is in Jufeo
and the cups ;are fasten Od to the long-aeaf pine trees during
the winter mouth e
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fHundred~s of varieties of fl owem. rang
from f amiiar blooms to speoles found. only in the
Plower Show, annual four-o
local Garden Clubs. LMddl
the Show, which was inaugi
mission on the first day ,
following days, 25 for fo
Interior of t]
community center, beoo-es
land complete with brook,
quarried, oruahod coquina
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Le March is the usual dato'for,
aratedin l932* Adult-ad-
Is 53/, children 256. On the
dults, 10/ for children.
hie Casino .3urgoyno,I Beaoh St.s
a fnll-eiaeid lendso-aped wood-
pool und rooty terrace. Looally
rook leused for pathways through
A 800-aore ooquina deposit at Iational Gardene,
12 miles north of Daytona Beach, suppliess much of the local
rook demand. national ~Grdens also hbs several shell
deposit and a peat bo0 of 280 acres which is of value
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Central Florida, Dept. of.Agriculture,
Daytona Beach Publio ;irary
All Florida. Nathan Mayo. ,Tallahessee, Fla.
Dept.. of Agrioulture, June 1926-
Daytona Beach Public Library -
Citrus:Growi'ng in Florida
3Dept. of Agrioulture, Tallahassee, Pla.
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Broom -Grass data
Sooville with W.
March 4, 1936:
from interview by D. R.
W. Sterling, area owner,
with Cone family,
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