Mums the Word…UMO to Hold Fall Plant Sale

Mums the Word…UMO to Hold Fall Plant Sale

September 5, 2023
Contact:  Rhonda Jessup, Director of Public Relations 

MOUNT OLIVE- “Growing mums is a lot like baking a cake,” said Jason Davis, University of Mount Olive Assistant Dean of the School of Agriculture and Biological Sciences. “There is a recipe that has been developed and shared over time to grow the best possible product. For our mums, we used a time table and practices such as applying fungicide, pinching, fertilizing and spraying that have been tested by others for years. The end product is amazing.” 

This year’s crop of mums were planted at Kornegay Student Farm in June.  “The vibrant hues of deep red, yellow, and orange are the perfect accent to any fall décor,” Davis said.   

The 6 inch and 10 inch mums range in price from $4 to $10.  Some Terrra Cotta potted mums will also be available. “Funds from these items will go to further the University’s ag programs, farm, and greenhouse,” Davis said. “Our purpose is to train future leaders, teachers, and growers who to produce these seasonal crops.” 

The plant sale will take place on September 15th from 9 AM to 5 PM at the UMO greenhouse located at 205 Bert Martin Drive in Mount Olive.  Quantities are limited and no pre-orders will be taken.  For more information, contact Davis at 

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