Plant City, city (1990 pop. 22,754), Hillsborough co., W central Fla.; inc. 1885. It is a processing, trade, and shipping center located in a growing suburban region. The city is known especially for its strawberries. Plant City was settled on the site of a Native American village and developed with the coming of the railroad in 1884. A large state farmers' market is there.
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