Maryland Horticulture

in HortScience

Abstract

At the turn of the century, Baltimore, Maryland was the canning center of the nation. Vegetables from the Delmarva Peninsula and seafood from the Chesapeake Bay were brought by boat and train to the canneries located along the wharf. Now pollution problems and congested city conditions have all but closed the Baltimore canneries and trucks have taken over transportation. Yet acres of vegetables of the Peninsula continue to produce thousand of tons for the near-at-hand markets of the East Coast and for processors located at strategic points in production areas.

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