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Publication Date: January 1994
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UNIVERSITY OF Cooperative Extension Service

I FLORIDA Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences


VEGETARIAN

A Vegetable Crops Extension Publication
Horticultural Scinces Department P.O. 110690 Gaineville, FL 32611 Telephone 904/392-2134


Vegetarian 94-1


January 20, 1994


Contents
I. NOTES OF INTEREST
A. Vegetable Crops Calendar.

II. COMMERCIAL VEGETABLES
A. 1994 Seedsman Seminar.

III. VEGETABLE GARDENING
A. Selecting "Florida-bred" Tomatoes for the Spring 1994
Garden.




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I. NOTES OF INTEREST

A. Vegetable Crops Calendar.

February 9-10, 1994. 1994
Seedsman Seminar, Holiday Inn West,
Gainesville, FL. Contact C. Vavrina,
SWFREC, Immokalee.

February 16-17, 1994. Florida
Agricultural Conference and Trade Show.
Orange County Convention Center,
Orlando, FL. Contact George Hochmuth,
Horticultural Sciences Dept., Gainesville.

February 24, 1994. Florida Weed
Science Society Meeting. Auditorium
(Exhibit Hall), Clayton Hutchenson
Agricultural Services Center, 9:00 4:00
pm. West Palm Beach, FL. Contact W. M.
Stall.


II. COMMERCIAL VEGETABLES

A. 1994 Seedsman Seminar.

Holiday Inn West, Gainesville
Registration $25.00

Wednesday. February 9,1994

Moderator Charles S. Vavrina, University
of Florida.

1:00 Presidents Address Dick Barrett,
Plants of Ruskin.


Priming & Coating


1:15 Stuart Akers (Asgrow)
Enhancement of vegetable seed.

1:35 Jerry Montgomery (Ball)
Economics of primed seed in the flower
industry.

1:55 Hank Hill (Seed Dynamics) -
Pelletizing: State of the art.


Packaging & Storage

2:25 Dick Sayers (Asgrow) Packaging of
vegetable seed.


2:45 Jerry Montgomery
Packaging of flower seed.


(Ball)


3:05 Dan Cantliffe (UF) Basics of seed
storage.

Coffee Break

Seed Treatment & Disease Control

3:35 Kyle Rushing (Gustafson) New
chemical treatments for hort. crops.

4:05 Peiter Vandenberg (Peto) Cl- & hot
water treatments.

4:25 Hossein Rabani (Ferry Morris) -
Film coating.

4:55 Discussion & Adjournment

6:00 FSGS Social Hour & Banquet -
Speaker: Earl Wells (FNGA Exec. V.P.)

Thursday, February 10, 1994

Moderator Dan Cantliffe, University of
Florida.


Bioengineered Varieties


8:30 Joe or Nate Esformes (Pacific Land
Co.) The bioengineered tomato; where
they fit in FL.

8:50 Mark Stowers (NTG Garguilo) -
Monsanto's and NTG Garguilo's
perspective on the bioengineered tomato
markets and opportunities.









9:20 Kanti Rawal (Calgene) The
Calgene program; genetics and marketing.

Field Seed

9:50 Jeff Mullahey (UF) Cover crops in
SW Florida.

10:10 Ron Barnett (UF) Grain crop
variety development & releases.

10:30 Dan Gorbett (UF) IFAS peanut
program.

Coffee Break

Industry Update

11:00 Dale Dubberly(FL Dept. Ag.)- Seed
Technical Council: What it means to the
seed industry.

11:20 Norm Nesheim (UF) Worker
Protection Safety: What does it mean to
seed handlers?

11:40 Don Maynard (UF) FACTS

11:50 Discussion & Adjournment

(Vavrina, Vegetarian 94-01)


III. HOME GARDENING

A. Selecting "Florida-bred"
Tomatoes for the Spring 1994 Garden.

Now that the Spring 1994 mail-
order seed company catalogs are arriving
at street addresses all over Florida on a
daily basis, gardeners are faced with the
problem (actually it is fun) of making
selections for the scarcest commodities in
their gardens space. Since the favorite
item is still the tomato, some special help
for choosing what kinds of tomatoes get
the space this year seems appropriate.


Most gardeners buy transplants at
garden supply centers so are somewhat
"locked in" by what varieties are available
at planting time. However, probably 15-
25-% start from seeds purchased thru
catalogs or seed racks. Now is the time for
these latter gardeners to buy seeds, either
to sow right away in seed-beda/seedling
containers, or to have on hand at the
proper sowing time.


Florida-bred varieties
Because Florida is such an
important state in the commercial
production of tomatoes (crop valued at over
$700 million in 1991-92 season), there
have been many outstanding varieties
developed and released by the University
of Florida over the years. Seeds of many of
these "native" old favorites are still
available, along with the newer releases.
Here are some that are still offered for sale
to gardeners. Since these are custom
"designed" for Florida's unique climate and
growing conditions, gardeners might be
wise to include some of these along with
some other favorites such as 'Better Boy',
which like most Florida gardeners, has
become a "native" by acclimation.

Suggested University of Florida varieties

(Large fruiting)

Flora-Dade: A determinate variety that
sets a large number of medium size fruits
ready to pick beginning 75 days from
transplanting. Resistant to verticillium
and fusarium wilt.

Floramerica: Good determinate, disease
resistant variety adapted throughout the
state. Early fruit (70 days) are over 1
pound each. Susceptible to root-knot
nematodes.

Havslip: Similar to Flora-Dade, but with
improved yields of medium size fruits (80
days).




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Manalucie: A leading commercial staking
variety in the 1950's. Fruits are big, with
a distinctive blossom-end "stitch".
Gardeners also like it (80 days).

Manapal: An old favorite staking variety
popular in fields/greenhouses during the
1960's. Fruits earlier (75 days) and a little
smaller than 'Manalucie'.

Solar Set: Determinate wilt resistant
variety that is noted for setting fruit in
warmer conditions than for most other
varieties. Fruits are medium size (70
days).

Suncoast: Medium size fruits are deep-red
inside, uniform, and sweet flavored. Wilt
resistant and determinate (75 days).
Released especially for gardeners.

Tropic: Long vines needs support for the
heavy yields of fairly-large red fruits (80
days). Resistant to fusarium wilt and
certain other diseases.


Walter: Produces smooth
ripen well after harvest.
Fusarium wilt (races
Determinate (75 days).


red fruit that
Resistant to
1 and 2).


(Small fruiting)

Florida Basket: Best for container culture,
produces sweet, red 1-inch diameter fruits
in 70 days.

Floragold Basket: Also for containers such
as hanging baskets. These tiny plants
produce golden colored cherry size fruits.

Micro Tom: Billed as the "world's
smallest", this tiny tomato plant is only 6
inches tall, with delicious tiny red
tomatoes. Great for container, and in the
landscape.

(Stephens, Vegetarian 94-01)


Prepared by Extension Vegetable Crops Specialists


Dr. D.J. Cantliffe
Chairman



Dr. S.M. Olson
Assoc. Professor



Mr. J. M. Stephens
Professor


Dr. G.J. Hochmuth


Dr. S.A. Sargent
Assoc. Professor


Dr. C. S. Vavrina
Asst. Professor


Dr. D. N. Maynard
Professor



Dr. W.M. Stall
Professor



Dr. J. M. White
Assoc. Professor




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