Exploring Production Practices and Market Potential of Baby Ginger in Temperate Climates
Volume 16, Issue 1 - June 2023
Editor: Linda Chalker-Scott
A two-year project was developed to evaluate best management practices and determine market potential for baby ginger (Zingiber officinale) as a new niche crop grown in New Jersey. Field trials of baby ginger (cv. Peruvian Yellow) documented production methods at two different locations. Weekly harvest and yield data indicated the optimum harvest window for this crop, with average yields of 2.4 and 1.725 lbs. per foot in 2021 and 2022, respectively. Ginger samples were sent to 18 local businesses with surveys that indicated high levels of satisfaction with the crop and a strong likelihood of purchasing from local growers.
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