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New Florida Vegetable Production Guides Available

The new issue of the Florida Vegetable Production Guide for commercial growers is now available. This is a complete guide for all vegetable crops grown in Florida. It includes information on variety selection, fertilizer, irrigation, weeds, insects, diseases, pesticide recommendations, and more. The guide is a cooperative arrangement with IFAS Extension, Citrus and Vegetable Magazine, and the Bayer Corporation. Stop by the Extension office for a free copy.

Vegetable Planting Guide


Cool Season Vegetable Planting Guide

Crop Type
& Varieties
Seeds or
Plants per
100' of Row
Spacing
(inches)
Seed depth (inches) North Florida
Planting Dates
Rows Plant
BEETS 1 oz. 14-24 3-5 ½-1 Sept-Mar

Early Wonder, Detroit Dark Red, Cylindra, Red Ace, Tall Top, Yellow Detroit

BROCCOLI 1/8 oz. 30-36 12-18 ½-1 Aug-Feb

Early Green, Early Dividend, Green Sprouting/Calabrese, Waltham, Packman, DeCicco, Broccoli Raab (Rapini)

BRUSSELS SPROUTS 1/8 oz. 30-36 18 ½-1 Sept-Nov
CABBAGE 1/8 oz. 24-36 12-24 ½-1 Sept-Feb

Red Acre, Savoy, Rio Verde, Flat Dutch, Round Dutch, Wakefield types, Copenhagen Market

CARROTS 1/8 oz. 16-24 1-3 ½ Sept-Mar

Imperator, Nantes, Danvers, Chantenay

CAULIFLOWER 1/8 oz. 24-30 18-24 ½-1 Jan-Feb, Aug-Oct

Snowball Strains, Snow Crown, Brocoverde

CELERY 1/8 oz. 24-36 6-10 ¼-½ Jan-Mar

Utah Strains

CHINESE CABBAGE 1/8 oz. 24-36 12-24 1/4 - 3/4 Oct-Feb

Michihili, Bok Choy, Napa, Baby Bok Choy, Pak-choi, Joi Choi

COLLARDS 1/8 oz. 24-30 10-18 ½-1 Feb-April,
Aug-Nov

Georgia, Georgia Southern, Top Bunch, Vates

ENDIVE/ESCAROLE 100 plts 18-24 8-12 ½ Feb-Mar, Sept

Endive: Green Curled Ruffec             Escarole: Batavian Broadleaf

KALE 100 plts 24-30 12-18 ½-1 Sept-Feb
   Vates Dwarf Blue Curled, Tuscan, Winterbor, Redbor
KOHLRABI 1/8 oz. 24-30 3-5 ½-1 Sept-Mar

Early White Vienna, Purple Vienna

LEEK ½ oz. 12-24 2-4 ½ Sept-Mar
   American Flag
LETTUCE 100 plts 12-24 8-12 ½ Feb-Mar,
Sept-Oct

Crisphead - Great Lakes
Butterhead - Ermosa, Bibb, Tom Thumb, Buttercrunch
Loose Leaf - Simpson types, Salad Bowl, Red Sails, New Red Fire
Oak Leaf - Salad Bowl, Royal Oak
Romaine - Parris Island Cos, Outredgeous

MUSTARD ¼ oz. 14-24 1-6 ½-1 Sept-May

Southern Giant Curled, Florida Broad Leaf, Tendergreen, Giant red, Green Wave, Mizuna

ONIONS, BULBING 1 oz. 12-24 4-6 ½-1 Sept-Dec

Granex (yellow)

ONIONS, BUNCHING
( Green Onions)

1-1½ oz. 12-24 1-2 2-3 Aug-Mar

Evergreen Bunching, White Lisbon Bunching

ONIONS, MULTIPLIERS 1-1½ oz. 18-24 6-8 ½-¾ Aug-Mar

Shallots

PARSLEY ¼ oz. 12-20 8-12 ¼ Sept-Mar

Moss Curled, Perfection, Italian

PEAS, ENGLISH
(or Snow)
1 lb. 24-36 2-3 1-2 Jan-Mar

Wando, Green Arrow, Sugar Snap, Oregon Sugarpod II

POTATOES 15 lbs. 36-42 8-12 3-4 Jan-Mar

Red Pontiac, Yukon Gold, Gold Rush

RADISH 1 oz. 12-18 1-2 ¾ Sept-Mar

Cherry Belle, White Icicle, Sparkler, Champion, Daikon

SPINACH 1 oz. 14-18 3-5  ¾ Oct-Nov

Melody, Bloomsdale Longstanding, Tyee, Space

STRAWBERRY 100 plts 36-40 10-14 -- Oct-Nov

Camarosa, Sweet Charlie, Festival, Selva, Oso Grande, Chandler

TURNIPS ¼ oz. 12-20 4-6 ½-1 Jan-Apr,
Aug-Oct

Roots - Purple Top White Globe
Roots and Greens - Purple Top
Greens- Seven Top, Shogoin

 

Warm Season Vegetable Planting Guide

Crop Type
& Varieties
Seeds or
Plants per
100' of Row
Spacing
(inches)
Seed depth (inches) North Florida
Planting Dates
Rows Plant Spring Fall
BEANS, SNAP/SHELL 1 lb. 18-30 2-3 1-2 Mar-Apr Aug-Sept

Snap: Bush Blue Lake, Contender, Roma II, Provider, Cherokee Wax
Shell: Horticultural, Pinto, Red Kidney, Black Bean, Navy

BEANS, POLE ½ lb. 40-48 3-6 1-2 Mar-Apr Aug-Sept

McCaslan, Kentucky Wonder, Blue Lake

BEANS, LIMA 2 lb. 24-36 3-4 1-2 Mar-Aug  

Fordhook 242, Henderson, Jackson Wonder, Dixie (Speckled) Butterpea, Early Thorogreen

CANTALOUPES & HONEY DEW ½ lb. 60-70 24-36 1-2 Mar-Apr  

Athena, Ambrosia, Galia (green fresh)

COLLARDS 1/8 oz. 24-30 10-18 1/2 - 1 Feb-Apr Aug-Nov
Georgia, Georgia Southern, Top Bunch, Vates
CORN, SWEET 2 oz. 24-36 12-18 1-2 Mar-Apr Aug

White: Silver Queen, How Sweet It Is, Sweet Ice
Yellow: Sweet Riser, Early Sunglow

CUCUMBERS ½ oz. 36-60 12-24 1-2 Feb-Apr Aug-Sept

Slicers: Sweet Success, Poinsett, Ashley, MarketMore 76, Straight Eight, Space Master
Picklers: Liberty Hybrid, Eureka, Boston Pickling

EGGPLANT 1 pkt. or 50 plts 36-42 24-36 ½ Feb-July  

Black Beauty, Dusky, Long, Ichiban, Cloud Nine (white)

MUSTARD ¼ oz. 14-24 1-6 ½-1 Sept-May  
Southern Giant Curled, Florida Broad Leaf, Tendergreen, Giant red, Green Wave, Mizuna
OKRA 1 oz. 24-40 6-12 1-2 Mar-July  

Clemson Spineless, Emerald, Annie Oakley II, Cajun Delight

PEAS, SOUTHERN ½ oz. 30-36 2-3 1-2 Mar-Aug  

California Blackeye No. 5, Pinkeye Purple Hull, Texas Cream

PEPPERS 1 pkt or 100 plts 20-36 12-24 ½  Feb-April July-Aug

Bell: California Wonder, Red Knight, Big Bertha
Sweet: Sweet Banana, giant Marconi, Mariachi, Cubanelle
Jalapeno: Early Jalapeno, Jalapeno M
Hot: Cherry Bomb, Hungarian Hot Wax, Big Chile II, Numex, Ancho, Thai, Anaheim Chile, Long Cayenne, Habanero, Caribbean Red Habanero

POTATOES, SWEET 100 plts 48-54 12-14 --- Mar-June  

Centennial, Beauregard, Vardaman

PUMPKIN 1 oz. 60-84 36-60 1-2 Mar-April Aug

Big Max, Connecticut Field, Prizewinner, Jack Be Little, Jack O Lantern

SQUASH, SUMMER 1½ oz. 36-48 24-36 1-2 Mar-April Aug-Sept
SQUASH, WINTER 1 oz. 60-90 36-48 1-2 Mar-April  

Summer: Early Prolific Straightneck, Summer Crookneck, Early White Scallop
Winter: Spaghetti, Table King, Table Queen & Table Ace (Acorn), Waltham, Early Butternut
Zucchini: Cocozelle, Spineless Beauty, Black Beauty
Calabaza

SWISS CHARD   6-12 6-12 1/2 - 1 Almost Year Around
   Bright Lights, Bright Yellow, Fordhook Giant, Lucullus, Red Ruby
TOMATOES, STAKED 1 pkt or 70 plts 36-48 18-24 ½ Feb-April Aug
TOMATOES, GROUND 1 pkt or 35 plts 40-60 36-40 ½ Feb-April  

Large Fruit: Celebrity, Heat Wave II, Better Boy, Beefmaster, BHN444-Southern Star*, Amelia*, BHN640*
Small Fruit: Sweet 100, Juliet, Red Grape, Sun Gold, Sugar Snack, Sweet Baby Girl
Heirloom: Green Zebra, Cherokee Purple, Eva Purple Ball, Brandywine, Mortgage Lifter, Delicious
*Resistant to Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus

TURNIPS 1/4 oz. 12-20 4-6 1/2 - 1 Jan-Apr Aug-Oct
Roots: Purple Top White Globe
Roots & Greens: Purple Top
Greens: Seven Top, Shogoin
WATERMELON, LARGE 1/8 oz. 84-108 48-60 1-2 Mar-April July-Aug
WATERMELON, SMALL 48-60 15-30 48-60 1-2 Mar-April  

Large: Jubilee (aka FL Giant), Crimson Sweet, Charleston Grey 133
Small: Sugar Baby, Mickeylee
Seedless types must be interplanted with regular types to dependably bear fruit.