When you search for farms for sale in Florida, you can rest assured that your land will provide you with a considerable return on your investment. Whether you raise cattle or cultivate an orange grove, Florida farms for sale give buyers the opportunity to invest in themselves by purchasing land that allows you to raise a family and make a living simultaneously.
In part one of this two-part series, the land experts at SVN | Saunders Ralston Dantzler explored a handful of profitable trees and plants that provide superior financial returns. In part two, we will continue to explore this topic by taking a look at two more profitable trees and plants that can be grown on your farmland in Florida.
Bamboo is an extremely valuable crop because it has virtually endless applications. Bamboo is strong, stylish, relatively common, and easy to grow. If you have space to cultivate a small bamboo forest, you can generate a significant supplementary income. Various applications of bamboo require unique processing to prime the crop for use.
Bamboo prospers in Florida’s subtropical climate, and the plant’s native ability to grow in clumps means you can grow dense plots of bamboo in a relatively small space. Thousands of 25-gallon tubs of bamboo can be harvested from a single acre of mature bamboo every year, and each one of these gallons can sell from $200 to $300.
If you want to find out which species of bamboo is ideal for your land, consult a local plant nursery. Some people consider bamboo a pest, since it has a tendency to take over residential landscaping efforts. Since bamboo isn’t grown from a seed, it’s grown from a clump of roots harvested from an existing patch, you can actually start growing bamboo for free by removing a pest specimen and using it to start your own crop.
Florida isn’t a particularly strong contributor to the nation’s output of nuts, but there are certain varieties of nuts that prosper in Florida’s warm climate. Planting nut trees like pecan and Chinese chestnuts in the fall and winter allows the roots to become established during the dormant season when the soil settles. In the spring, these nut trees grow rapidly and provide considerable shade once fully matured. Pecan trees are easy to grow and help beautify sparse land. Pecans are flavorful nuts used in a variety of dinner and dessert dishes, and they are an excellent source of protein. Chestnuts are low-fat by comparison and are a staple of the holiday season.
Developing a comprehensive strategy for growing profitable trees and plants year-round can help you boost your annual income so you can invest in yourself to further bolster your success. Consult a land expert from SVN | Saunders Ralston Dantzler for land management tips and strategies for utilizing your land to the fullest.