Locals Know: Ratoon Crops

Did you just get your youngest child into high school, only to discover that there’s another one on the way? This surprise baby is your “ratoon crop,” a term borrowed from Hawai`i agriculture. Both sugar and pineapple produce a bonus harvest when the ratoon crop sprouts from a field that already has been harvested, and Islanders have borrowed the term for those unexpected late-life babies.

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