By Patrick Cavanaugh
In driving around on the West
Side of Fresno County, you may see a field of a crop growing upward
with a mass of seeds in a big flourish at the top. This is an important lettuce
seed operation for North Pacific Seeds.
North Pacific is based in San
Joaquin and specializes in contract multiplication of high quality vegetable
and herb seeds. The company serves seed companies and wholesale distributors around
the globe. North Pacific is a daughter company of South Pacific Seeds based in
At Terra Nova Ranch,
different varieties of lettuce are grown in mini-blocks. This time of year, the
seeds are carefully harvested by hand crews. It’s all part of the multi-faceted
activities happening in the San Joaquin Valley during the summer months.
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