Now that most of our winter gardens have been planted, we were curious about which winter crops were most frequently requested by Farmscape Customers. We spent some time combing through the data and wanted to share what we found.
Can you guess the most popular crop for Winter 2010? One hint: It's pictured above.
- Snap peas (82%) were the most frequently requested crop.
- Dinosaur kale (6%) was the least requested crop, with rutabaga (9%) as a close second.
- Orange carrots elicited the most excitement with frequent use of exclamation points and the phrase "A LOT" accompanying the request.
- Salad greens are well loved, with romaine lettuce (64%), flat-leafed spinach (64%), buttercrunch lettuce (61%) and arugula (58%) all being requested by the majority of customers.
- Claremont customers were more excited about herbs (cilantro and parsley) than other locations.
- Pasadena customers were a lot more excited about all types of onions.
- West Los Angeles customers showed a particular affinity for colorful crops such as purple garlic, colorful carrots, and golden beets.
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