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Title: Florida quarterly bulletin of the Agricultural Department
Uniform Title: Avocado and mango propagation and culture
Tomato growing in Florida
Dasheen its uses and culture
Report of the Chemical Division
Alternate Title: Florida quarterly bulletin, Department of Agriculture
Florida quarterly bulletin of the Department of Agriculture
Physical Description: v. : ill. (some fold) ; 23 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Florida -- Dept. of Agriculture
Publisher: s.n.
Place of Publication: Tallahassee Fla
Publication Date: -1921
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Dates or Sequential Designation: -v. 31, no. 3 (July 1, 1921).
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 19, no. 2 (Apr. 1, 1909); title from cover.
General Note: Many issue number 1's are the Report of the Chemical Division.
General Note: Vol. 31, no. 3 has supplements with distinctive titles : Avocado and mango propagation and culture, Tomato growing in Florida, and: The Dasheen; its uses and culture.
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1 Volume 25


Number 2


Supplement to

FLORIDA
QUARTERLY

BULLETIN
OF THE
AGRICULTURAL DEPARTMENT

APRIL 1, 1915.


W. A. McRAE

COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE
TALLAHASSEE FLA.




SEASONS AND DATES FOR PLANTING.


Entered January 31, 1903, at Tallahassee. Florida, as second-class
matter under Act of Congress of June, 1900.
"Acceptance for mailing at special rate of postage provided for
in Section 1103, Act of October 3. 1917, authorized Sept. 11, 1918."
THESE BULLETINS ARE ISSUED FREE TO THOSE REQUESTING THEM
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SEASONS AND DATES FOR PLANTING
VEGETABLES AND OTHER
CROPS IN FLORIDA.



The following lists include what experience demon-
strates can be successfully grown each month as the sea.
son most suitable for each variety comes around in the
several sections of the State.

NORTH AND WEST FLORIDA.

January-Asparagus Seed, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage
Seed and Plants, Cauliflower Seed, Collards, Leeks, Let-
tuce, Mustard, Onion Sets, Radishes, Rape, Spanish
Onion Seed, Tomato Seed, Turnips, Oats, Strawberry
Plants.
February--Asparagus Seed, Early Corn, Brussels
Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Collards, Eggplant Seed,
English peas, Irish Potatoes, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce,
Onions, Parsley, Parsnip, Pepper Seed, Rutabagas, Saly-
sify, Spinach, Beets, Turnips.
March-Beans, Beets, Brussels Sprouts, Cantaloupes,
Carrots, Collards, Cowpeas, Cucumbers, Early Field Corn,
Cotton, Eggplant, English Peas, Irish Potatoes, Kale,
Kohlrabi, Leek, Okra, Parsley, Parsnip, Pepper, Pump-
kin, Radish, Rape, Rutabagas, Salsify, Squash, Sugar
Corn, Watermelons, Tomato, Turnip, Sugar Cane, Japa-
nese Cane.
Apiil-Beans, Cantaloupes, Cowpeas, Cucumber, Egg-
plant, English Peas, Irish Potatoes, Kohlrabi, Lettuce,
Okra, Parsley, Parsnip, Peppers, Pumpkins, Radishes,
Rutabagas, Squash, Sugar Corn, Field Corn, Sweet Pota-
toes, Cotton, Tomatoes, Turnips, Watermelons, Sorghum.
May-Beans, Butter Beans, Cantaloupes, Cowpeas, Cu-










cumbers, Eggplant, Okra, Peppers, Pumpkins, Squash,
Sugar Corn, Sweet Potatoes, Tomato Plants and seed,
Watermelons, Sorghum, Velvet Beans.
June-Butter Beans, Cowpeas, Eggplants, Peppers,
Squash, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes, Watermelons.
July-Cowpeas, Eggplant, Parsley, Peppers, Pumpkin,
Rutabagas, Squash, Sweet Potatoes, Tomato Plants and
seed, Watermelons, Sorghum.
August-Beans, Beets, Cabbage, Cauliflower Seed, Car-
rots, Cowpeas, Cucumbers, Collards, Eggplants, Irish Po-
tatoes, Kale, Kohlrabi, Okra, Onions, Rape, Rutabagas,
Salsify, Spinach, Squash, Tomatoes, Turnips, Celery Seed.
September-Beets, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots,
Cauliflower Plants, Celery Plants, Collards, Cowpeas,
English Peas, Irish Potatoes, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Mus-
tard, Onion Sets, Parsnip, Radishes, Rape, Rutabagas,
* Salsify, Spinach, Turnips.
October-Beets, Bermuda Onion Seed, Brussels Sprouts,
Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower Plants, Celery Plants, Col-
lards, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce Seeds and Plants, Mustard,
Onion Sets, Parsnips, Radishes, Rape, Spinach, Turnips.
Novembe-- Beets, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage Seeds and
Plants, Carrots, Collards, Kale, Lettuce, Mustard, Onion
Sets, Parsnip, Radishes, Rape, Spinach, Turnips, Oats,
Rye, Strawberry Plants, Vetch and Crimson Clover.
December-Cabbage Plants and Seed, Collards, Leeks,
Lettuce Plants and Seed, Mustard, Onions, Radishes,
Rape, Oats, Rye, Strawberry Plants, Vetch and Crimson
Clover.
CENTRAL FLORIDA.

January-Asparagus Seed, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage
Seed and Plants, Cauliflower Seed, Collards, Leeks, Let-
tuce, Mustard, Onion Sets, Radishes. Rape, Spanish Onion
Seed, Tomato Seed, Turnips, Eggplant Seed, Oats.
February--Asparagus Seed, Early Corn, Sea Island











Cotton, Beans, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Cantaloupes,
Carrots, Collards, Cucumbers, Eggplant Seed, English
Peas, Irish Potatoes, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Onions, Par-
sley, Parsnip, Pepper Seed, Rutabagas, Salsify, Spinach,
Windsor Beans, Beets, Sugar Cane, Field Corn.
March-Beans, Beets, Brussels Sprouts, (antaloupes,
Carrots, Cauliflower, Collards, Cowpeas, Cucumbers,
Early Corn, Eggplant, English Peas, Irish Potatoes, Kale,
Kohlrabi, Leek, Okra, Onion, Parsley, Parsnip, Pepper,
Pumpkin, Radish, Rape, Rutabagas, Salsify, Squash,
Sugar Corn, Watermelons, Tomatoes, Turnips, Sea Island
Cotton, Sugar Cane, Field Corn.
April-Beans, Cantaloupes, Collards, Cowpeas, Cucum-
bers, Eggplant, English Peas, Irish Potatoes, Kohlrabi,
Lettuce, Okra, Onion Plants, Parsley, Parsnip, Peppers,
Pumpkin, Radishes, Rutabagas, Squash, Sugar Corn,
Dasheens, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes, Turnips, Water-
melons, Velvet Beans.
May-Beans, Butter Beans, Cantaloupes, Collards,
Cowpeas, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Okra, Peppers, Pump-
kins, Squash, Sugar Corn, Sweet Potatoes, Tomato Plants
and Seed, Watermelons, Velvet Beans, Dasheens.
June-Butter Beans, Cabbage Seed, Cauliflower Seed,
Celery Seed, Cowpeas, Eggplant, Parsley, Peppers, Pump-
kin, Rutabagas, Squash, Sweet Potatoes, Tomato Plants
and Seed, Watermelons.
July-Cabbage Seed, Cantaloupes, Cauliflower Seed,
Celery Seed, Cowpeas, Eggplant, Parsley, Peppers, Pump-
kin, Rutabagas, Squash, Sweet Potatoes, Tomato Plants
and Seed, Watermelons.
August-Beans, Beets, Cabbage, Cauliflower Seed, Car-
rots, Cowpeas, Cress, Cucumbers, Collards, Eggplant,
Irish Potatoes, Kale, Kohlrabi, Okra, Onions, Rape, Ruta-
bagas, Salsify, Spinach, Squash, Tomatoes, Turnips,
Windsor Beans, Celery Seed.
September-Beets, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots.
Cauliflower Plants, Celery Plants, Collards, Cowpeas, Cu-










cumbers, English Peas, Irish Potatoes, Kale, Leeks, Let
tuce, Mustard, Onion Sets, Parsnip, Radishes, Rape, Ruta-
bagas, Salsify, Spinach, Squash, Turnips.
October-Beets, Bermuda Onion Seed, Brussels Sprouts,
Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower Plants, Celery Plants, Col-
lards, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce Seed and Plants, Mustard,
Onion Sets, Parsnip, Radishes, Rape, Spinach, Turnips,
Strawberry Plants.
November-Beets, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage Seed and
Plants, Carrots, Collards, Kale, Lettuce, Mustard, Onion
Sets, Parsnip, Radishes, Rape, Spinach, Turnips, Oats,
Rye, Strawberry Plants.
December-Cabbage Plants and Seed, Collards, Leeks,
Lettuce Plants and Seed, Mustard, Onions, Radishes,
Rape, Strawberry Plants, Oats.

TAMPA, ORLANDO, TITUSVILLE AND SOUTHWARD.

January-Beas, Beets, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage
Plants and Seed, Carrots, Cauliflower Seed, Collards, Egg
plant Seed, Irish Potatoes, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Mus-
tard, Radishes, Rape, Spanish Onion Seed, Spinach, To-
mato Seed, Turnips, Corn, Oats, Sugar Cane.
February-Adams Early Corn, Beans, Beets, Brussels
Sprouts, Cabbage, Cantaloupes, Carrots, Cucumbers, Egg-
plant Seed, Irish Potatoes, Kale, Lettuce, Okra, Onions,
Pepper Seed, Spinach, Squash, Windsor Beans, Field
Corn and Sugar Cane.
March-Beans, Beets, Brussels S routs, Cantaloupes,
Cauliflower, Cowpeas, Cucumbers, Early Corn. Eggplant,
Irish Potatoes, Lettuce, Mustard, Okra, Onions, Pepper,
Pumpkin, Radish, Squash, Sugar Corn, Tomatoes, Water-
melons, Velvet Beans.
April-Beans, Collards, Cowpeas, Cucumbers, Egg-
plant, Kohlrabi, Okra, Radishes. Squash, Sugar Corn,
Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes, Onion Plants, Pepper, Pump-
kins, Velvet Beans.











May-Beans, Butter Beans, Cowpeas, Eggplant, Okra,
Peppers, Pumpkins, Squash, Sugar Corn, Sweet Potatoes,
Tomatoes.
June-Butter Beans, Cabbage Seed, Celery Seed, Cow
peas, Eggplant Seed, Peppers, Squash, Sweet Potatoes,
Tomato Plants and Seed, Watermelons.
July-Cabbage Seed, Cantaloupes, Celery Seed, Cow-
peas, Eggplants and Seed, Peppers, Pumpkins, Squash,
Sweet Potatoes, Tomato Plants and Seed, Watermelons.
August-Beans (snap), Cabbage, Seed, Cantaloupes,
Carrots, Cauliflower Seed, Collards, Cowpeas, Cucumbers,
Eggplant, English Peas, Irish Potatoes, Kale, Kohlrabi,
Lettuce, Mustard, Onions, Peppers, Pumpkins, Radishes,
Rape, Rutabagas, Spinach, Squash, Swiss Chard, Toma-
toes, Turnips, Windsor Beans.
September-Beets, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage Plants
and Seed, Carrots, Celery Seed and Plants, Collards, Cow-
peas, Cucumbers, English Peas, Irish Potatoes, Kale,
Lettuce, Mustard, Onion Sets, Radish, Rape, Rutabagas,
Spinach, Squash, Swiss Chard, Turnips.
October-Beets, Bermuda Onion Seed, Brussels Sprouts,
Cabbage Plants and Seed, Carrots, Celery Seed, Collards,
Kale, Lettuce Plants and Seed, Mustard, Onion Sets, Rad-
ishes, Rape, Rutabagas, Spinach, Swiss Chard, Turnips,
Strawberry Plants, Oats.
November-Beets, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage Plants
and Seed, Carrots, Celery Seed and Plants, Collards, Kale.
Lettuce, Mustard, Onion Sets, Radishes, Rape, Rutabagas,
Spinach, Swiss Chard, Turnips, Oats, Strawberry Plants.
Dece'mber-Cabbage Plants and Seed, Celery Plants,
Collards, Lettuce. Plants and Seed, Mustard, Onion Sets
and Plants, Radishes, Rape, Spanish Onion Seed, Swiss
Chard, Oats, Strawberry Plants.










SOME OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION.


LENGTH OF TIME REQUIRED FOR VEGETABLE SEED
TO GERMINATE.

The following periods are about the time it takes the
seeds mentioned to sprout after being sown; of course,
these periods vary somewhat according to the age of the
seed, but more so upon the conditions of the weather
and the soil:
Beans ...........................from 4 to 8 days.
Cabbage and Cauliflower.......... from 4 to 8 days.
Beets ............................from S to 15 days.
Collards ........................ from 4 to 8 days.
Carrots ...................... ... from 14 to 20 days.
Celery ....................... .....from 12 to 20 days.
Corn ........................... from 5 to 9 days.
Cukes .......................... from 4 to 10 days.
Eggplants ...................... from 7 to 20 days.
Lettuce ......................... from 3 to 5 days.
Muskmelon and Cantaloupe........from 5 to 10 days.
Watermelons .................. from 6 to 12 days.
Mustard .........................from 3 to 5 days.
Onions .......................... from 6 to 12 days.
Parsley ........................ from 20 to 30 days.
Peas ............................ from 5 to 10 days.
Pepper .........................fron 8 to 15 days.
Radishes ........................ from 3 to 5 days.
Spinach ......................... from 8 to 15 days.
Squash ......................... .from 6 to 9 days.
Tomatoes .....................from 6 to 12 days.
Turnips ................... ..... from 3 to 5 days.

THE AVERAGE TIME IN FAVORABLE SEASONS FOR PLANTS TO
MATURE, FROM THE SOWING OF THE SEED.

Bush Beans, from 40 to 50 days, according to variety.
Pole Beans, from 60 to 90 days, according to variety.











Beets, from 60 to 75 days, according to variety.
Cabbage, from 60 to 100 days, early varieties.
Cabbage, from 150 to 190 days, late varieties.
Cabbage, from 150 to 190 days, late varieties.
Carrots, from 60 to 75 days, according to varieties.
Cauliflower, from 100 to 150 days, according to va-
rieties.
Celery, about 150 days, Golden Self Blanching variety.
Corn, from 70 to 190 days, according to variety.
Cucumbers, from 60 to 80 days, according to variety.
Eggplants, about 120 days.
Lettuce, from 60 to 90 days, according to variety.
Melons, from 80 to 90 days, according to variety.
Mustard, about 35 days.
Okra, about 70 days.
Onions, from 120 to 130 days, according to variety.
Peas, from 60 to 70 days, according to variety.
Pepper, from 100 to 120 days, according to variety.
Potatoes, from 85 to 100 days, according to variety.
Radishes, from 25 to 35 days, according to variety.
Squash, about 60 days for early varieties.
Squash, about 120 to 150 days, for late varieties.
Spinach, from 50 to 60 days.
Tomatoes, from 110 to 130 days, according to variety.
Turnips, from 60, to 90 days, according to variety.

QUANTITY OF SEED REQUIRED FOR A GIVEN NUMBER OF HILLS.

Pole Beans ......... ......... 1 pint to 100 hills.
Corn, Sweet ...... ......... ... pint to 100 hills.
Cucumbers ...................... 1 ounce to 50 hills.
W watermelons ..................... 1 ounce to 30 hills
Okra ............................1 ounce to 30 hills.
Pumpkins ...................... .1 ounce to 30 hills.
Squash .........................1 ounce to 30 hills.
Muskmelons ..................... 1 ounce to 50 hills.









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QUANTITY OF SEED FOR A GIVEN LENGTH OF DRILL.

Beets ................... 1 ounce to 60 feet of drills.
Beans, Bush ............. pint to 50 feet of drills.
Carrots ................1 ounce to 150 feet of drills.
Okra ................... 1 ounce to 75 feet of drills.
Onions, Seed ............ ounce to 100 feet of drills.
Onion, Sets ............. 1 quart to 40 feet of drills.
Parsley ................ 1 ounce to 150 feet of drills.
Peas ....................1 quart to 100 feet of drills.
Radishes ................ 1 ounce to 100 feet of drills.
Spinach ............... ..1 ounce to 100 feet of drills.
Turnips ................. 1 ounce to 175 feet of drills.

QUANTITY OF SEED REQUIRED FOR GIVEN NUMBER OF PLANTS.

Cabbage ................... .1 ounce for 2,000 plants.
Cauliflower ................. 1 ounce for 2,000 plants.
Collards .................... 1 ounce for 2,000 plants.
Celery ....................... 1 ounce for 2,000 plants.
Celery ....................... 1 ounce for 7,500 plants
Eggplant .................... 1 ounce for 1,500 plants
Lettuce ..................... .1 ounce for 3,000 plants.
Pepper ...................... 1 ounce for 1,500 plants.
Tomatoes ................... 1 ounce for 3,000 plants.

NUMBER OF PLANTS TO THE ACRE AT GIVEN DISTANCES.

12 inches by 3 inches. ................. 174,240 plants.
12 inches by 12 inches.................. 43,560 plants.
18 inches by 3 inches.................. 116,160 plants.
18 inches by 12 inches.................. 29,040 plants.
18 inches by 18 inches................... 19,360 plants.
24 inches by 18 inches .................. 14,520 plants.
24 inches by 24 inches.................. 10,890 plants.
30 inches by 12 inches ................. 17,424 plants.
30 inches by 20 inches .................. 10,454 plants.
30 inches by 24 inches.................. 8,712 plants.










30 inches by 30 inches................. 6,970 plants.
36 inches by 3 inches ................ 58,080 plants.
36 inches by 12 inches................. 14,520 plants.
36 inches by 18 inches.................. 9,680 plants.
36 inches by 24 inches................. 7,260 plants.
36 inches by 36 inches................. 4,840 plants.
48 inches by 24 inches.................. 5,445 plants.
48 inches by 30 inches................. 4,356 plants.
48 inches by 36 inches................. 3,360 plants.
48 inches by 48 inches.................. 2,723 plants.
60 inches by 36 inches................. 2,901 plants.
60 inches by 48 inches .................. 2,178 plants.




PROPER DISTANCES FOR PLANTING TREES.

Oranges on common stock.......25 to 30 ft. each way.
Oranges on C. Trifoliata........ 18 to 20 ft. each way.
Lemons ........................ 15 to 20 ft. each way.
Grape Fruit ................... 25 to 30 ft. each way.
Limes .........................12 to 15 ft. each way.
Kumquats .....................12 to 12 ft. each way.
Peaches and Apples............. 18 to 20 ft. each way.
Plums .........................15 to 18 ft. each way.
Japanese Persimmons .......... 15 to 20 ft. each way.
Avocado Pears ................ 15 to 20 ft. each way.
Mangoes .......................15 to 20 ft. each way.
Guavas ........................12 to 15 ft. each way.
Pears, LeConte ................ 25 to 30 ft. each way.
Pears, general varieties..........20 to 25 ft. each way.
Grapes, Bunch varieties........ 8 to 10 ft. each way.
Grapes, Muscadine type......... 18 to 25 ft. each way.
Figs ...........................12 to 15 ft. each way.
Pecans ........................40 to 60 ft. each way.











NUMBER OF TREES OR PLANTS TO THE ACRE.
Distance
Apart. Number of
Feet. Tr (es.
1 by 1 .................................... 43,560
2 by 2 .................................... 10,890
3 by 3 .................................... 4,840
4 by 4 ................................... 2,722
5 by 5 ............... ..................... 1,742
6 by 6.................................... 1,210
7 by 7...................................... 888
8 by 8 .................................... 680
9 by 9 ................................... 537
10 by 10 .................................... 435
11 by 11.................. ................. 360
12 by 12..................................... 302
13 by 13............................. ........ 257
14 by 14..................................... 222
15 by 15 ........................... ........ 193
16 by 16........................ ............ 170
17 by 17........................... ......... 150
18 by 18............. ....................... 134
19 by 19..................................... 120
20 by 20 .................. ....... ........... 108
25 by 25..................................... 69
30 by 30..................................... 48
35 by 35..................................... 35
40 by 40..................................... 27
45 by 45..................................... 21
50 by 50..................................... 17
60 by 60......... ............................ 12


LIFE OF SEEDS.


Below is a list showing the life of seeds. If they are
older they are usually worthless. Also seeds do not keep
so well in the South as in the dryer atmosphere of the











North, and it will not be safe to use older seeds in Flor-
ida than the limits given:
Asparagus .......................... 2 years.
Beans ............................. 1 Year.
Cantaloupes ........................ 3 years.
Watermelons ...................... 6 years.
Beets .............................. 3 years.
Cabbage ............................ 3 years.
Carrots ............................ 1 year.
Cauliflower ......................... 2 years.
Celery .............................. 3 years.
Collard ............................. 4 years.
Corn (sweet)........................ 2 years.
Cucumbers ......................... 4 years.
Egg Plant........................... 5 years.
Lettuce ............................ 1 year.
Okra ............................... 3 years.
Onions ............................. 1 year.
Peas ............................... 1 year.
Parsley ............................ 2 years.
Peppers ............................ 2 years.
Pumpkins .......................... 5 years.
Spinach ............................ 1 year.
Squash ............................. 3 years.
Turnips ............................ 2 years.
Tobacco ............................ 4 years.




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